After an emergency meeting held at the institution’s auditorium; the Staff of the Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday, the 2nd of October.
This was declared by the staffs of the school Comrade Promise Igoma, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of the Institution (ASUP) and Comrade Raymond Kaine, the secretary of the Non-teaching Senior Staff of the Institution (SSANIP); while addressing the newsmen after the emergency meeting in Port Harcourt, said the decision to embark on an indefinite strike as a result of the fact that the government has failed to meet their demands.
The comrades said , the joint union is requesting that the Rivers State government improve on the infrastructure in the Institution, approve the 65-year retirement age for staff, implement the consolidated salary structure and discourage the interference of the State Ministry of Health.
” We resolved to follow due process and to ensure that all legal procedures are met in embarking on the indefinite strike.
“Another seven days notice was issued and after the expiration, the academic staff and the non-teaching senior staff of the college will embark on an indefinite strike until college of health is restored to its glory” Comrade Promise said.
Comrade Raymond, the Secretary of the college union of non-teaching senior staff (SSANIP) also said,
“We want to exercise due process in anything the union does towards embarking on the indefinite strike, that is what we are doing so that every quarter will look at our pains and yearnings.
“We gave a seven-day grace after the elapse of the previous fourteen days and after that, we will embark on maximum strike indefinitely.
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