By Hope Ikwe, Jos
The Joint Union of Plateau State owned Tertiary Institutions(JUPTI) has called off it’s Seven weeks strike as it states that government has met some of its demands.
Chairman of the union, Paul Dakogol said the state government was able to address some of the issues during the strike but entered into agreement with Union on those issues they could not handle immediately only last week .
According to him, the issues that were addressed included the Plateau State Polytechnic, College of Education Gindiri, CAST Kurgwi, College of Agriculture Garkawa, Colleges of Health Technology Pankshin, and College of Health Zawan strike actions. Issues addressed also included the “payment of ‘no work, no pay’, the unpaid check up dues and Cooperative deductions, gratuity remittance for the months of February and March, 2019 and staff recruitment which is on going”.
He disclosed that the state government had approved the exemption of all the tertiary Institutions from the treasury single accounts and has promised to look into the payment of peculiar allowances to Academic and Non- Academic staff.
Dakogol, however maintained that the Union will not accept non-commitment from the Ministry of Finance in implementing the agreement and would not hesitate to take necessary action if the government reneges on the terms of agreement.