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NIPOST Workers May Begin Strike Wednesday Over Unpaid Allowances

Workers of Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has threatened to embark on a three days industrial action by Wednesday 17th July 2019 over unpaid allowances running into three years.

The workers under the aegies of Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSACGOC), NIPOST Branch and National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employees (NUPTE) in a letter to the postmaster
General, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Abuja headquarters dated July 3, 2019, warned that the management of NIPOST should be held responsible if by the end of the ultimatum they failed to pay up the backlog.

The letter titled refusal to pay backlog of welfare allowance: Notice of three days warning strike, jointly signed by
SSACGOC President-General, Comrade Muhammed Y. A; and the General Secretary SSACGOC, Comrade Ayo Olorunfemi also NUPTE President, Comrade Buba Nehemiah and the General Secretary, Comrade. Enaku .J. I said the two unions cannot longer guarantee industrial hermony in NIPOST.

The letter reads “Under the directive of the leadership of Senior Staff Association at Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) and the Nattonal Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employees (NUPTE), we write to express our frustration and disappointment over the refusal of the Management to pay up the backlogs of welfare allowances owed staff members of NIPOST

“You may recall that there had been several meetings between the Management and the two unions over this issue without any solution. It is more disheartening to note that 2019 unpaid allowances has now joined with the backlog of 2017 and 2018. Our patience on this matter has been over stretched and the staff of NIPOST can no longer bear the irreconcnlable promises and counter promises without any redemption

“To this end, the entire NIPOST workforce has mandated the two unions to Inform the Management of NIPOST to pay up these arrears i.e. 2017, 2018 and 2019 rent enhancement on or before 17 July, 2019. otherwise, three (3) days warning strike will commence that day.

“In view of the foregoing therefore, the Management should take responsibility for any industrial action that may be taken in the pursuit of this demand if the three years arrears are not paid as requested before the expiration of the date (ultimatum) given above”.

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