NFLV Staff Protest Over Salary Arrears
“We were able to reach a compromise and we agreed that our salaries would be slashed by 20 per cent because the management said they didn’t have enough funds to accommodate our salaries.”
“In December 2016, we won the suit against the Federal Government at the Industrial Court and we were able to finally reach an agreement with the management in Oct 2017. The management then promised to revert to our previous salaries while arrears would be paid.”
“We received our January salary yesterday and it was still the old salary, so we decided to embark on this strike as the management has taken us for granted and we can’t tolerate such anymore,” said a staff who pleaded anonymity.
Protesters also complained of being owed salary arrears from January to December 2017.
“The management keep on complaining about lack of funds but we know it is a lie because pupils’ fees are remitted to its account, so lack of funds isn’t an excuse,” another staff noted.
According to Mrs Adenike Olateju, “It’s our children that suffer as they would be out of school and this would affect them negatively. Both parties should come together and resolve the issues.”
“As soon as the funds are available, they would be paid all their entitlements, including arrears, but they must exercise patience because of the situation of things right now,” he said.