NASU Hold Protest Over Unpaid Salaries
The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Polytechnic, Ibadan in Oyo State, has embarked on a peaceful protest over unpaid salary arrears.
Newsmen who visited the Polytechnic reports that the protest by NASU disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked.
This is as Naija News reports that the strike by the Association Of Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, may still linger for a while despite the commitment of the federal government to the release of N163 Billion commitment to the universities from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
The union members are demanding more commitment from the federal government.
A NAN correspondent, who monitored the development in Ibadan reports that there was traffic hold up in front of the institution on the Sango – Eleyele road as workers, students and visitors were locked out by the striking union.
The Chairman of the union, Ibrahim Akande, said NASU had embarked on indefinite industrial action since Jan. 14 and had yet to receive the attention of the school’s management and the government.
“We are agitating for eight months salary arrears owed us by the government since 2017.
“We have held series of meeting with the management and Oyo State Government all to no avail.
“So we are agitating for our right; we have shut down the institution because there is nothing we can do than to go on strike.
“We are staging a peaceful protest and there will be a press conference at the NLC secretariat on Tuesday,” Akande said.