19th November, 2010
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said its proposed three-day warningÂ strike with RATTAWU will begin on Monday.
RATTAWU is the Radio, Television And Theatre Arts Workers Union.
The National Secretary of the NUJ, Mr. Shuaibu Leman, said in a statement onÂ Thursday in Abuja that barring any last minute agreement or change the strike wouldÂ go on.
Leman explained that the strike was to place on the front burner the demand for aÂ new salary structure for media workers in the Federal Government-owned media.
“The strike is meant to bring into front burner the enhanced and new salaryÂ structure for media workers that is stalled somewhere with the Federal Government.
“During the strike action, members should stay at home and not lurk around theÂ premises of their offices,â€™â€™ he said.
In another statement signed by Mr Seye Adekeye, the NUJ’s Assistant NationalÂ Secretary, the union decried the huge disparity in the salaries of workers inÂ government-owned media and its other parastatal agencies.
“For instance, while a level 04 staff of NTA receives N12,011.91 monthly, hisÂ counterpart in the Federal Inland Revenue Service is receiving N99,408.50k,â€™â€™ itÂ noted.