Oyo state tertiary institution workers have issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government over the non-payment of their full salaries and poor funding of the institution, in spite of the agreement reached between both parties on January 31, 2018.
Workers at the six institutions belonging to the state government; The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora; The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa; The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki; and College of Education, Lanlate went on strike for several months over the non-payment of their salary arrears and reduction of government subvention to the schools to 25 per cent. The institutions resumed academic activities after reaching an agreement with the government in January.
A communiqué released by workers’ unions in the institutions after a meeting of the Joint Action Committee said the workers would resume their suspended strike unless all salary arrears were fully paid.
The communiqué, which was signed by leaders of the unions in all the schools, also said the ultimatum began on May 25, 2018.
According to the leaders of the union, the meeting was conveyed to review the situation in the institutions four months after the agreement was signed.