Primary School Teachers, under the aegis of Basic Education Staff Association of Nigeria, BESAN, Delta State Chapter, have protested against the non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in the past 15 months, lamenting that they were being sidelined in the scheme of things.
The teachers who marched through the streets of Asaba called on the State Government to alleviate their sufferings by wading into the issue.
Displaying placards which bore several inscriptions such as “We need our minimum wage”, “Promote Graduate Teachers to Level 17”, “Is it a crime to be a primary school teacher”, “End discrimination of primary school teachers” among others, they decried the alleged discrimination against Primary School Teachers in the state.
Speaking during the protest, President of BESAN, Delta Chapter, Comrade Godday Iluarima, said: “We are here to protest what they have been denying us of.
“This includes the non-payment of our salaries according to the N30,000 minimum wage for the past 15 months.
“Also, we have not received our arrears for the past 15 months. If you go to our primary schools, you would be ashamed because of the shortage of teachers and the state of the classrooms”.
“We hope that the protest would touch the heart of the Governor to implement the minimum wage and remove promotions ceilings”.
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