WAEC NASU members are threatening to withdraw their services as from October 14
– The association said the action became necessary following WAEC management’s delay in responding to the union’s previous letters
– According to NASU, none of the union’s letters to WAEC management has been responded to so far
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), members working in Nigeria offices of West Africans Examination Council (WAEC), will withdraw their services as from October 14.
The general secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, in a statement on Sunday, September 29, said the action, which is slated to commence on the October 14, became necessary following WAEC management’s delay in responding to the union’s previous letters. On the letters NASU listed review of scheme of service, need to create more establishment for its members, refusal of the management to implement the policy on ex-grata. Also dichotomy of payment allowance to members Serving Council’s Meetings, amongst others as its requests.
Adeyemi said none of the union’s letters to WAEC management has been responded to so far.
“I therefore express concerns about the nonchalance of WAEC management in their treatment of these important lingering issues, which could put the global campaign for decent work policy and wellbeing of workers in WAEC Nigeria in jeopardy.
“It is on this premise that your management is hereby given a period of 21 days from the date herein to positively resolve all the issues listed above.
“Failing to do this would leave the union with no other option than to direct our members in WAEC throughout Nigeria to proceed on total strike by Monday, Oct. 14.”The letters also listed irregular recruitment of examination officers and incessant and unwarranted query to some union’s officers as the union’s grievances.
Adeyemi noted that though the union headquarters is reliably informed that work on re-review of scheme of service has reached appreciable level, the management’s alleged reluctance to harmonise the grey areas is delaying its approval and operation.