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ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike, Gives Crucial Reason

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The OAU chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared an indefinite strike A statement released by the union said the strike was embarked upon following the university’s failure to pay earned academic allowance Reacting, the university’s spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju, said the developments are being monitored to know next step.

OAU, Ile-Ife – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife on Monday, January 31, declared an indefinite strike over “unpaid earned academic allowance”.

The union said it observed that there was no “serious commitment” on the part of the varsity’s management to pay the earned allowances to its “deserving” members.

ASUU OAU Commences Indefinite Strike

Condition to call off strike :

According to the union, the strike is “comprehensive and total” and will not be called off without a concrete resolution of the institution’s ASUU congress. It said payment of the allowances to its members must be based on the stipulated ASUU computation, adding that it would not accept any other initiative.

The statement read: “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members. “Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglio has failed. Consequently, congress resolved that: a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike should commence immediately. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.


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