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OAU chapter commences strike action- states reasons
University says steps are put in place as government are reluctant to yield to Union’s demands
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife on Monday, January 31, pronounced indefinite strike
A statement released by the union said the Asuu strike was embarked upon following the university’s failure to pay earned academic allowance
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Reacting, the university’s spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju, said the developments are being monitored to know next step to take.
Premium Times cited the university’s representative to have said:
“Yes, like we said earlier it is a family matter. We are still watching the developments as they unfold to know the next step.
As indicated by the union , the strike is “thorough and absolute” and won’t be canceled without a substantial goal of the foundation’s ASUU congress.
It said installment of the allowances to its members should be founded on the specified ASUU calculation, adding that it would not acknowledge some other initiative.
The statement read: “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members.
“Congress likewise noticed that all political and strategic means to determine the quandary has fizzled.
Therefore, congress settled that: an aggregate, extensive and endless strike ought to initiate right away.
The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.
“Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation. Anything short of this would be unacceptable”
ASUU added that it has set up a council to screen the strike to guarantee it is compelling.