ASUU threatens to embark on another strike

Members of the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) have threatened to embark on yet one more strike over the alleged non-remittance of some deductions made to the account of the union by the Federal authorities.

 

On December 23, 2020 ASUU conditionally suspended the strike it started on March 23,  2020, owing to the federal government’s failure to handle the excellent points as outlined within the collective bargaining agreements of 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2019. The union had opposed the adoption of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System (IPPIS) whereas presenting its College Transparency and Accountability Answer (UTAS) as various payroll software program. The union whereas suspending the strike requested the Federal authorities to not in anyway victimize any of its members that participated within the strike motion.

 

Chatting with newsmen over the weekend, the chairman of ASUU on the Univerity of Ibadan UI, Ayo Akinwole, mentioned members of the union are at the moment going through a harsh economic system as a result of unpaid salaries and a non-refund of deducted check-off dues by the federal authorities. He careworn that the ”injustices and victimization” of its members could result in a “withdrawal of labor within the nearest future”

 

“The suspension of the strike was primarily based on an settlement reached and an MOA signed in good religion between the federal government and ASUU on the stakeholders’ assembly held on Tuesday, 22nd December 2020.

A significant widespread place agreed to (and anticipated to be revered) by the federal government and ASUU was that no one shall be victimised in any manner in anyway for his/her position within the course of resulting in the Memorandum of Motion.

Officers of the OAGF (Workplace of the Accountant Normal of the Federation) stored adducing flimsy untenable causes for the perpetual non-payment of salaries, demanding a great deal of paperwork and paperwork…

…each from the union and the bursary unit of the assorted universities, in addition to the college administration. The requested paperwork have persistently been supplied on a month-to-month foundation.

But the salaries stay unpaid. Within the College of Ibadan, March 10, 2021, about 67 ASUU members which might be on common nominal payroll have their salaries starting from two to 10 months nonetheless unpaid as of March 10, 2020.”Akinwole mentioned

 

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