[Ibadan]–University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that it is awaiting the approval of its national body to embark on a one-week warning strike.
The Chairman, Dr Deji Omole, on behalf of the Union at an emergency meeting today threatened to proceed on an indefinite strike to protest illegal pension deductions and a shortfall of salaries.
The Union has since given the university management an ultimatum of March 10 before it embarks on an indefinite strike.
According to the Guardian, ASUU has petitioned the Governing Council to mandate the Vice-Chancellor to present to the staff unions the budget, detailing the personnel cost, capital and recurrent expenditures as presented to the university Senate as it is believed that all unions of the institution are convinced that pensions deductions hitherto are illegal, the university must be refunded since 2004.
“While ASUU awaits the approval of the national body of the union to proceed with its strike, its non-academic staff counterparts have also resolved to proceed on an indefinite strike unless the issues are resolved favourably.
“Failure to implement all the items stated above by Friday, the staff unions in the university, arising from the warning strike earlier issued in August 2016, will embark on an indefinite strike,” Omole said.
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