Chanco students worried over strike

Chancellor College students have expressed concern over the poor learning environment that has been triggered by the strike by the college’s support staff.

Speaking to YFM online, President of Students Union of Chancellor College Students (SUCC), Raphael Nedi said students are feeling the pinch as key areas such as the library and laboratories are now closed.

“It has affected us greatly as we rely on school facilities such as the library and Laboratories where we get information. Students have exams and assignments but have nowhere to get information,” he said.

Nedi further said: “The authorities should resolve the matter with agency as this is the second day they cannot access important facilities.”

“We really request them to resolve this matter with all agency because should it persist then we risk school closing so it is our sincere hope that this week the matter will be resolved,” he said.

The support staff downed tools on Tuesday in demand for a 12 percent salary increment.

Talks with authorities on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus and there is hope that the discussions will proceed on Thurday.

Unima Council last year pledged to adjust the workers’ salaries by 25 percent, starting with a 13 percent payout while the remaining 12 percent was expected to be paid by January 2018.

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