COEASU Urges FG To Urgently Renegotiate 2010 Agreement


The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union , COEASU, has called on the Federal Government to urgently resume renegotiations of the 2010 agreement reached with the union to forestall industrial dispute .
COEASU made the appeal in a communiqué issued at the end of its Expanded National Executive Council , ENEC, meeting at the Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha - Nsit .
The communique, jointly signed by its National President, Comrade Nuhu Ogirima , and General Secretary , Taiwo Olayanju , noted that while government was renegotiating agreements with unions of other tertiary institutions, that of FGN - COEASU reached in 2010 remained provocatively discouraging as the process has been stalled again .
The union further called on all tiers of government , the National Council on Education , NCE , and relevant agencies to check the growing attrition in the teaching profession, warning that “ if unchecked , it has the potential of imposing a gulf in the teacher- gap in the country . ”
On the implementation of 65 years retirement age and CONPCASS salary structure by most state governments , the union commended the state governments , while charging those paying fractions of the salary structure to desist and pay in full .
It however described as “ exploitative, and unacceptable, the non - payment of salary to, and the non - implementation of CONPCASS salary structure for staff of the College of Education , Arochukwu , by the Abia State government . ”
The communique further expressed strong reservations on the continued denial of the rights of academic staff to appropriate and accruable full salary by the government of Edo, Kaduna , Kogi , Nasarawa, Ogun, and Osun States in their respective colleges of education.
On alleged injustice in dispute resolution in some COEs , the Council noted that it received , reports of intolerance and injustices perpetuated against members and union leaders while handling issues of industrial concern in COEs such as Tai Solarin COE, Omu- Ijebu, Ogun State and the Federal College of Education , Potiskum , Yobe State.
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