MAPOLY academic staff union embarks on work-to-rule action

MAPOLY academic staff union embarks on work-to-rule action

- ASUP members of MAPOLY have declared an indefinite 'work-to-rule' action

- The development was born out the institution's inability to pay salaries and arrears

- The body also claimed that the institution has suffered neglect from Ogun state government

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)'s members of the academic staff union (ASUP) have on Monday, September 24, declared an indefinite 'work-to-rule' action over what is believed to be a delay in payment of four-month salary, the unpleasant state of the institution, coupled with neglect from the Amosun-led government.

Premium Times reports that the zone C coordinator of ASUP, Olawale Omoobaorun, confirmed the development to its journalist, adding that the 'work-to-rule is an industrial action embarked by workers who do no more than the minimum required by the rules stipulated by their contracts. gathers that the decision by the polytechnics staff was made during the last congress of the union. It further notes that the lecturers have previously expressed their displeasure over the unpaid salaries between June and September, and another 67 per cent of ten-month arrears

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Reacting to the development, Omoobaorun said: "It is high time we informed the general public and stakeholders about our union’s decision and the state of the 38- year-old polytechnic.

"As we speak, the state government is yet to pay us a dime in the last four month salries. Also, it is owing us 67 per cent of 10 months salaries and N72 million part-time claim, among others.”

All effort to reach the commissioner of education, Modupe Mujota, proved abortive as she failed to answer the calls put to his phones.

Meanwhile, previously reported that hundreds of students of MAPOLY on Monday, December 18, blocked parts of the Abeokuta metropolis in protest against the delay in the commencement of their semester examinations.

The protesters were seen carrying anti-government placards on major streets of the town and marching towards the governor’s office at Oke-Mosan.

The state government and the lecturers of the institution was at loggerhead over the former’s conversion of the polytechnic to university and the subsequent relocation of the polytechnic to Ipokia, a border town in the state.

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