Plateau higher institutions workers threaten to resume strike

The Joint Unions Of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions may resume its strike action following what it considers the nonchalant attitude of the state government in addressing the plight of polytechnic staff.
The leadership of the union at a press conference in Jos on Tuesday said they are beginning to sense some fishy deal among government officials and would be compelled to take an unpalatable stand to press home their demands.
The Chairman of the union, Victor Dawurung, told journalists: “We feel shortchanged and undermined.
“This scenario will guide us in our future relationship in the industrial matters and we should not be blamed for any actions we take.”
Dawurung said since May 2013 when the union suspended its prolonged strike due to the personal intervention of the Head of Service and the Special Adviser on Special Duties, all the promises made have been reneged.
He added: “The issues have been perfidiously frustrated despite several efforts to get to those who intervened to fulfill their promise, even with written communications failed.
“Their prolonged silence is a demonstration of lack of commitment and an engagement of political chicanery.”
Dawurung reiterated that Section 28 of the state’s law, which seeks to repeal the law establishing the CAST Kurgwi, is tantamount to wrong legislation, adding: “The new bill has not undergone the due process of legislation, where a public hearing will be conducted to get inputs from stakeholders and members of the public.”
He condemned the laws establishing the Plateau State College of Arts, Science and Technology and the Solomon Lar University, Bokkos.
He said they were two separate laws passed in 2000 and 2006 respectively.