Gambia College Teachers Threaten Strike Over Unpaid Allowances

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Gambia College Teachers have threatened to go on a sit-down strike on Monday 18th September 2017 until their demands including the payment of graduate and retention allowance are met. 

In a statement issued to the media at the college conference hall on Saturday, the chairman of College Academic Staff Association, Andrew AD Gomez, said they are demanding an increment of their teaching allowance from 30 per cent  to 75 per cent  and a confirmation of the service of all heads of departments of the schools of the college and representation of the its Academic Staff Association at the college’s  Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Governing Council.

Of recent, the Gambia College has been the focus of attempted strikes from both students and academic staff. Earlier last year, the students threatened to go strike if living conditions in their student dormitories were not improved.

 

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