UI workers suspend strike, give conditions

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[Ibadan]–The striking Unions at the University of Ibadan, Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities,SSANU, have suspended their indefinite strike and are ready for work, THE PAGE has learnt.

This was disclosed by the NASU Chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter, Mr. Segun Arojo, in a phone call with THE PAGE correspondent on March 31, 2017.

According to him, the Unions have suspended strike based on certain conditions, one of which is the outcome of the salary to be paid in the just concluded month of March.

He mentioned that while the strike is suspended, certain steps would be taken to ensure that the issue is resolved and the Unions would have no reason to go on strike for a long time.

“The strike has been suspended but with condition. The condition is that maybe if the March salary is not paid in full we might hit the street again. But we are being careful, there are some exercises we need to do to make sure that we don’t allow that to take place, but for now we would suspend it so as to allow us to carry out the assignment on our hand”, Mr. Segun Arojo said.

When asked whether or not if the Unions would hit the street if the salaries for the Month of March is not paid in full, he responded that discussion will be made to ensure that the right things are done.

“Even if it is not paid fully, we would go and discuss. We need to do certain things, we may not have to go on strike again. But we would suspend for a while, to carry out those exercises”, he said.

It should be remembered that THE PAGE had earlier reported that the Unions had commenced an indefinite strike on March 13, 2017, to protest shortfall in the payment of salaries and allowances of their members, among other issues.

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