The leadership of the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Friday suspended its 19-day-old indefinite strike.
A statement signed by the State chairman of the Union Pius Okhueleigbe, Assistant Secretary General, Moni Mike and three others and made available to ND REPORTERS, the group said the suspension of the indefinite strike embarked on January 18, 2021 was made possible by the national leadership of the union.
The statement urged all public primary school heads and teachers in the state to resume work on Monday 8th, February, 2021.
It advised that any form of victimization against union leaders and members should be promptly reported to the union for necessary action.
It also urged the state government to utilize the opportunity of the suspension to urgently meet the 10-point demands of the union so as to restore hope and confidence between government and the union.
While appreciating the entire members of the union in the state for their unprecedented solidarity and sustenance of the indefinite strike action for the past 19 days, it however, passed a vote of confidence on the state and branch leadership of the union and its affiliates.
The statement also appreciated the genuine efforts of the National leadership of the union, members of Edo state government transition committee,NUT Edo state Wing Elders Council, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Edo state office, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Edo state council among others aimed at having the issues resolved amicably.