Cross River State primary and secondary school teachers have embarked on an Indefinite strike to press home their demands for a good working environment which they said the state governor, Ben Ayade is “insensitive” about.
Cross River Daily can authoritatively report the commencement of the strike today, Thursday 28th.
In a statement signed by Dr R. Anyadike, the state secretary and Mr Etim Etim, the publicity secretary, the teachers union said:
“Government’s inaction over her promises of November 3, 2016 and agreement it freely entered with the NUT on February 15, 2018 clearly shows that the Cross River State Government has abandoned the teachers to their fate.”
The statement further said that the decision to embark on the strike action was reached after an “exhaustive deliberation on the ‘insensitivity’ of government towards their welfare despite being supportive of the Ben Ayade-led administration.
Giving the condition that must be met for the strike to be called-off, the union said:
“Teachers can only resume if all these demands are met.”