ASUU Warning Strike: University Lecturers Begin Warning Strike On Friday
The University of Ibadan Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is awaiting approval from the national body to commence a one-week warning strike this Friday.
Chairman of the body, Dr. Deji Omole made this known at an emergency meeting on Wednesday in Ibadan.
The union threatened to embark on an indefinite strike to protest illegal pension deductions and shortfall in salaries.
Dr.Omole gave the management till the 10th of March to address the issues or face an indefinite strike.
ASUU asked the Governing Council to mandate the Vice-Chancellor to present to the staff unions the budget, detailing the personnel cost, capital and recurrent expenditures as presented to the university Senate.
According to the union, all joint unions of the institution are convinced that pensions deductions hitherto are illegal, the university must be refunded since 2004.
UI ASUU Warning Strike Action Impending
Dr. Omole said:
“While ASUU awaits the approval of the national body of the union to proceed on its strike, its Non Academic Staff counterparts have also resolved to proceed on an indefinite strike unless the issues are resolved favorably.
“Failure to implement all the items stated above by Friday, the staff unions in the university, arising from the warning strike earlier issued in August, 2016, will embark on an indefinite strike.”
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ASUU has been in the past known for its regular strike actions.
Meanwhile, the Non Academic Staff Union of the University have already embarked upon their own strike action.
Strike action by labour unions in Nigerian Universities over the years have contributed to the downtime and lowered academic standards.
As a result, students in most cases are made to spend longer years studying for a particular course.