UI WORKERS COMMENCE INDEFINITE STRIKE

[Ibadan]–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 has
commenced an indefinite strike, to protest
shortfall in the payment of salaries and
allowances of their members.
This decision was reached after the Congress
held by the joint union at Niser park, opposite
the institution’s administrative building on
Monday, March 13, 2017.
Speaking with few members of the
associations after the Congress, they said that
although the unions are currently on strike,
members have been informed to come to
work but not to work.
“We are on indefinite strike, but we would
only be coming to work,” one of the members
who claimed anonymity said.
It should be remembered that on March 10, 2017, the
management through a release signed by the
Vice Chancellor and made available on the
university website submitted that,
“I implore the Joint Action Congress of SSANU,
NAAT& NASU to give the University
management some time to address all the
issues raised in the Unions’ Resolution and
constructively resolve them in the best
interest of all stakeholders.”
While the Vice Chancellor differed many of the
matters to University Council, he also
provided response to some of the requests as
he declared in response to the illegal pension
deduction, “The Employee’s Contributory
Pension shown on pay slips is just a reflection
of each member of staff’s pension
contribution deducted by the Federal
Government from source. Please note that NO
PENSION DEDUCTION IS EVER MADE BY THE
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.”
On the issue of shortfall, he also explained
that “The Management of the University of
Ibadan has taken positive steps to resolve the
issue of short-fall in salaries by visiting Abuja
on many occasions. The office of the
Accountant General of the Federation has
promised that March 2017 salary will be paid
in full as it was in January 2017

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