Primary, secondary school non-teaching staff protest, want 65 years retirement age, 40 years in service
Non-teaching staff in public basic and post-primary schools in Nigeria have called for an end to discriminatory industrial relations practices against them by the federal government.
The non-teaching staff under the auspices of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), Oyo state chapter, rendered this agitation during a protest to State Secretariat, Ibadan, on Monday.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Secretary, NASU, Oyo State, Folorunso Olubunmi, listed discriminatory practices against them to include exclusion of non-teaching staff from the extension of retirement age to 65 years and 40 years in service.
Pointing to the announcement of the extension by President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2020 World Teachers Day celebration, Folorunso argued that non-teaching staff have the requisite qualifications and should be accommodated.
In addition, Folorunso demanded that non-teaching staff should be included in the approval of the Special Teacher Pension Scheme to guarantee better welfare for them in retirement.
Just like teaching staff, Folorunso also asked that there should be the provision of loan facilities, peculiarity allowance and other incentives for non-teaching staff.
Addressing the protesters, Special Adviser (Labour Affairs), Bayo Titilola-Sodo, chided discriminatory practices of the federal government regarding non-teaching staff.
He, however, assured that the Oyo State government was working on harmonising allowances received by non-teaching staff with that of teaching staff.
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