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Published On: Tue, Nov 7th, 2017

Pay October salary or face strike, unions tell Federal varsity Kashere

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From David Hassan, Gombe

Joint Action Committee of NASUU, SSANU and NAAT of the Federal University Kashere yesterday issued a warning strike to stay at home if their October salary are not paid.
The chairman joint action committee of the unions, Muktar Abubakar made this known during a congress meeting in institution where a decision was taking by members to stay at home until their demand are made.
He said management of the institution has denied workers October salary without proper clarification.
According to him, salary that was denied by the management to workers was due to double payment that was made in May this year which he said the school authority asked each worker to refund the money back to GIFMIS.
The chairman who did not relent to expressed his feelings said the union will not keep mute until balance of under payment of August salary is paid to its members.
He said the warning strike by the union will take effect from Monday 6th November 2017 to enable members to claim their unpaid salaries.
Responding, the Vice chancellor of the Federal University Kashere Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani denied the allegations level against him saying that he has failed to pay October salary to workers.
He explained that staff were paid double salary in May which was done wrongly by Government integrated and financial management information systems (GIFMiS). But later draw the attention of staff to refund back the money that was ealier paid.
According to him, a letter was issued at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation to school authority seeking all staff to refund the money paid to them wrongly which he told union leaders responsible to address their members on the issue.
Prof. Gani further said that management staff of the university has already refund their money requested by GIFMIS and called on other members to follow sued.
He said payment of salaries are not made in the university as aggrieved members are thinking but is regulated by Government integrated and financial management information system.

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