Workers of the Nigeria offices of West Africans Examination Council (WAEC) has said they will withdraw their services from Monday, October 14.
Naija News understands that the workers under the platform of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) made this known in a statement by its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi.
The statement noted that the strike slated to commence on October 14, became imperative following WAEC management’s delay in responding to the union’s previous letters.
On the letters, NASU had listed review of scheme of service, need to create more Establishment for its members, refusal of the management to implement the policy on ex-gratia, among other demands.
The letter had also regretted the alleged dichotomy of payment allowance to members Serving Council’s Meetings.
“I, therefore, express concerns about the nonchalance of WAEC management in their treatment of these important lingering issues, which could put the global campaign for decent work policy and wellbeing of workers in WAEC Nigeria in jeopardy.
“It is on this premise that your management is hereby given a period of 21 days from the date herein to positively resolve all the issues listed above.
“Failing to do this would leave the union with no other option than to direct our members in WAEC throughout Nigeria to proceed on total strike by Monday, Oct. 14.”
“In view of the importance of scheme of service in daily administration, it is highly imperative that the Head National Office (HNO), not only talk the talk but walk the walk as he promised in one of the meetings held with NASU executive branch committee.
“Part of the agreement is to immediately set up a committee of management and NASU to work on the grey areas and come up with scheme of service that meets international standard and the yearnings of staff.”
NASU also flayed the decision of WAEC to neglect the implementation of the policy on ex-gratia.
“The union believes that it is improper for the payment to be stopped midway, as there is no justification to change the goal post in the middle of a game.
“The stoppage is a gimmick from the management to polarise the workers in the council. Therefore, those who were schemed out of the payment should be paid without delay,” Adeyemi stated in his statement.