The Taraba State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Monday, said primary school teachers would begin a three- day warning strike, effective today, over the non-payment of their three months salaries.
The chairman of the union, Alhaji Aliyu Mafindi, made the call at a media briefing in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
According to him, the outstanding salaries were for March, April and May 2016.
“Teachers in Taraba State public primary schools will embark on a three-day warning strike starting from Tueaday, May 31 to Thursday, June 2, to press home our demands.
“You will recall that all civil servants in Taraba have been paid their salaries for April 2016, except primary school teachers who are owed three months salary arrears of March, April and May 2016.
“If nothing tangible is done to address their demands after the warning strike, the teachers shall embark on an indefinite strike with prayers and fasting,” Mafindi said.
Taraba State is among the states that are up to date in terms of salaries.
Governor Darius Ishaku had promised to “rescue the state’s education sector from its pathetic state” and this revelation by the NUT cast aspersions on his claims.