RATTAWU advocates for insurance, hazards allowance for media
The leadership of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, has urged the Federal Government and media owners to ensure payment of hazards allowance and insurance cover for media workers in the country.
President of RATTAWU, Dr. Kabir Garba Tsanni, who made this known last Thursday in Abuja during a distribution of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, to its members, said media practitioners are in the frontline due to their role in reporting about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tsanni said that, "As events are unfolding, it is becoming all the more compelling that the media practitioners be given special incentives and protection. This is because there is now increasing number of media practitioners who are affected by COVID19.”
“It is on this note that we call on the government to as a matter of urgency grant media practitioner’s hazard allowance and insurance.
“This underscores the validity of RATTAWU’s call for special media and culture worker. We therefore hope that government will do the needful without further delay as our members are running out of patience.”