Oyo education workers threaten to resume strike over unpaid arrears

Oyo education workers threaten to resume strike over unpaid arrears

- Joint Action Committee has given Oyo state government a seven-day ultimatum by the state trade unions to pay all outstanding arrears of the workers

- They threatened to resume their suspended industrial action on January 14 if their demands are not met

- The resolution to resume the strike was reached at a meeting of six institutions’ workers held in Saki recently

Oyo state government has been given a seven-day ultimatum by the state trade unions to pay all outstanding arrears of the workers or they will resume their suspended industrial action on January 14.

Premium Times reports that the Joint Action Committee includes the Oyo state chapters of Non-academic staff union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education, Nigeria (SSUCOEN).

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The news outlet also reported that the six institutions represented include: 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.

According to the report, the resolution to resume the strike was reached at a meeting of six institutions’ workers held in Saki recently.

“A seven (7) day ultimatum (from January 7 to 14, 2019) should be issued for the state government to pay all the arrears of between 3 and 18 months, failure of which ALL the workers in the six tertiary institutions will resume their suspended industrial action by 12:01pm of Monday, 14th January, 2019,” Afees Adeniyi, JAC chairman, said a communique released at the end of the meeting.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, January 4, announced that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agreed to participate in the forthcoming general election.

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