UI: ASUU declares one week warning strike, likely to go on indefinite soon

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[Ibadan]–The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  has declared a one week warning strike to press home  their demands on issues of illegal pension deductions, fractional salary payments and non-payment of supervision allowance.

This decision was reached during the Congress held by the Union today, at the Faculty of Arts of the University.

According to the Chairman of the Union, Dr. Deji Omole, the Union already sought the approval of the national body, and as such has declared a week warning strike to express the grievances of its members.

He added that should thing remains the same after the one week strike, the Union will not fail to declare a total strike in order to meet achieve its goals.

“The congress of ASUU, UNIBADAN, at its meeting of 4th April, 2017, having received permission from the national body of the union, hereby, declareS a one-week warning strike starting from today.

“The warning strike will commence from 12:01 midnight of Tuesday, 4th April, to 12:00 midnight of Tuesday, 11th April, 2017.

“The congress of the union maintains that the failure of the university administration to satisfactorily resolve all the issues, will force the union to proceed on a comprehensive and total strike,” said Omole.

It should be remembered that THE PAGE earlier reported that the Union might commence a one week warning strike today to address the issues of “illegal 7.5% pension deduction, payment of PG supervision allowance, salary arrears, credible and transparent staff audit, shortfalls in salary and IGR profile”, depending on the outcome of the Congress.

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, of the same University just suspended their indefinite strike and resumed work few days ago.

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