We have not called off the strike — UI SSANU Chairman

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[Ibadan]–The Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities,SSANU, University of Ibadan, Mr. Wale Akinremi, has said that the striking unions in the University are yet to call off the strike, as against the report by the Punch which claimed that the Unions have resumed work today.

He made this known during a phone call with THE PAGE correspondent on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

He said that while the leaders of the Union has met with the management, the Congress had decided that something must show for the efforts made before the strike could be called off.

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“The (Punch) headline is wrong. The man that reported it said that we met with the management and we agreed that we would call off, but when you agree with the management, you have to table it before your Congress. When we gave the congress the report, they said something must happen before the call off. So we are waiting for that thing to happen”, he said.

When asked if the strike will be called off anytime soon, he responded that “it should be called off in the next few days.”

Also, the Chairman of the Non-academic Staff Union of the institution had told THE PAGE correspondent that The Punch report is ‘a misinformation’.

He said that the striking Unions have a condition which must be met before the strike is called off.

“We have a condition and if the condition is met,  we will suspend possibly by tomorrow or Thursday”, he said.

It should be noted that The Punch had earlier reported today that the Non-academic Staff Union has suspended the strike.

In the said report, The Punch quoted the Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo to have said, “After a series of meetings with the leaders of the unions by the representatives of the university’s authority, the unions agreed to suspend the strike and resume work on Tuesday.”

THE PAGE had also reported earlier that the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities,SSANU, chapter of the University of Ibadan commenced an indefinite strike, to protest shortfall in the payment of salaries, allowances of their members, among other issues.

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