SSANU Begins 3-Day Strike In FUNAAB

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, have embarked on a three-day industrial action over alleged non-implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Federal government last year.

The union members protested the discrepancy in the payment of salaries through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), non-payment of the 13th-month arrears of the new minimum wage, non-payment of Earned Allowances (EA), non-payment of full salaries and non-implementation of the Federal government NASU and SSANU 2009 agreements, among others.

Addressing journalists at the institution’s campus, the chairman of FUNAAB SSANU, Comrade Fasunwon Williams accused the federal government of insincerity and failure to keep its promises.

Comrade Fasunwon also alleged the federal government of treating the non-teaching staff of universities like slaves, depriving them of their legitimate entitlements.

He also accused lecturers of leaving their responsibilities and usurping positions that are by statutory belong to non-teaching staff.

Also speaking, the Vice Chairman of FUNAAB SSANU, Comrade Adewale Ojoye described the IPPIS as contentious and fraudulent.

Wale Oluokun

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