SSANU, NASU, Continue Indefinite Strike

Members of the Joint Action Committee comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU at the University of Ibadan, UI, have vowed to continue their strike earlier suspended until their demands are fully met.

The two unions are demanding full payment of January salary of workers at the UI Staff School against 75percent and payment of their arrears from 2016 till date.

Other demands by the workers include payment of six months promotion arrears as well as the payment of pension deduction by the management of the University of Ibadan.

In an interview, president of NASU, UI, Mr. Malachi Etim, and SSANU secretary, Mr. Abiodun Omisore said the management of UI has failed to honour the agreements earlier reached on the payment of the arrears.

The two union leaders said the management of the University of Ibadan and the federal government were both deducting pensions from their salaries since 2004 till date, adding that the institution leaders had failed to refund the pension deducted from their salaries.

Our correspondent who monitored the development said the workers converged at the main gate of the institution and barricaded the dual roads leading to the administrative buildings of the school.

Apart from the main gate that was put under lock, students and other workers had to resort to trekking long distances to get to their destinations.

Rotimi Famakin

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