•Union Accuses Management Of Not Declaring Revenue•
Academic activities at the University of Ibadan will be paralysed for a week as the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday declared a one-week strike.
Accusing the management of the institution of failure to declare the school’s internally generated revenue, its chairman, Dr Deji Omole, disclosed that the union resolved to embark on the warning strike to protest illegal pension deductions, fractional salary payment and non-payment of supervision allowance.
The decision was taken at a congress held at the Faculty of Arts and attended by a national delegation, including Profs Mahatma Lawan (Kano), Tony Monye-Emina (Benin), Bebe Sese (Port Harcourt), Ade Adejumo (Ibadan),
Since March 13, the three other non-academic staff unions of the institution have also been on strike, grounding administrative activities in the institution.
Complaining about what the union described as excessive deductions in March salaries, they threatened that failure to address the issues,including welfare of members, would make them take a bigger step.
Hear Omole: ”The congress of ASUU, UNIBADAN, at its meeting of 4th April, 2017, having received permission from the national body of the union, hereby, declare a one-week warning strike.
“The warning strike will commence from 12:01 midnight of Tuesday, 4th April, to 12:00 midnight of Tuesday, 11th April, 2017.
“The congress of the union maintains that the failure of the university administration to satisfactorily resolve all the issues, will force the union to proceed on a comprehensive and total strike.”
The union, it was gathered, had earlier warned the university management to resolve its grievance, bordering on reversal of illicit deductions and non-payment of promotion arrears.