Varsities Shutdown as NASU Declares Strike


Non-academic staff of Ondo State-owned tertiary institution have declared a 14-day warning strike over six months unpaid salaries.

The strike will commence on Monday.
The workers are embarking on the strike under the Joint Action Committee (JAC).They said the state government had refused to honour the union's demands.


They are aggrieved over the delay in the release of monthly subvention to the institution which has caused a delay in the payment of salary.

According to JAC's notice signed Aguda Titope Secretary of Non-Academic Staff of Union (NASU), J.O Fagbemi of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), and A.O Ogungbemi, all of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), and addressed to the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, the strike is due to failure of the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to meet their demands.


"We write to inform the university authority that all JAC, NASU, SSANU, NAAT, AAUA, shall embark on 14-days warning strike effective 14th December 2020 as directed by JAC of Ondo State-owned tertiary institution due to tge failure of state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to invite JAC ODSTI, for dialogue on the demands presented, especially on the prompt release of monthly subvention to the institutions which has caused the delayed payment of salary as well as implemention of the new minimum wage to the staff of the tertiary institutions in Ondo State. "the one paragraph notice read.

The NASU Secretary said, "the action will be total and no form of concession would be entertained or granted during the strike."

He stated that "no sitting in the office for any reason would be allowed except the security unit staff and other essential services."

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