- Some senior staff members of AAUA are planning to go on strike
- They are demanding payment of their outstanding salaries running to five months
- Also, they are demanding for all the release of all outstanding cooperative deductions
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko branch has lamented the current hardship being faced by members of the association over nonpayment of their outstanding salaries
As a result of this, the association, at her emergency congress held on Thursday, November 26, threatened to embark on industrial action.
According to Comrade Tayo Ogungbeni, branch secretary and Comrade M.I. Ogodo Ag. chairperson, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, the outstanding salaries run to five months.
Also, the association calls for the release cooperative deduction/check off dues and non-implementation of the new minimum wage for the university staff.
Here are the demands of the association.
1. That the Management of AAUA should as a matter of urgency pay all the accumulated outstanding salaries and other entitlements of our members up to date.
2. That it is in public domain that the Ondo State Government has been paying the new minimum wage to all the pubic servants in the state since January, but up till now, nothing has been heard about its implementation in AAUA.
3. That all outstanding cooperative deductions/check-off dues from December, 2019 to date should be released to the Cooperative Societies immediately.
4. That Congress condemned in totality the unwarranted reduction/slashing of the University monthly subvention which originally was not even enough to pay the salaries of staff by the Visitor.
5. That the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council as well as the University Management are hereby put on notice the commencement of 14 Days ultimatum with effect from Monday, 30th November, 2020.
6. That failure of the Management to find acceptable solutions to our demands may lead to industrial dispute.
7. That SSANU-AAUA is in total support of all the demands earlier forwarded to the State Governor, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the Joint Action Committee of Ondo State Owned Tertiary Institutions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the controversy that trailed the appointment of the new vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan is yet to be resolved.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) at the University of Ibadan have declared that the Senate of the university has no power to punish their members for protesting the appointment of the new VC.
The chairman of SSANU, Wale Akinremi, spoke on Thursday, November 5, while addressing journalists on behalf of the two unions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the University of Ibadan attempted to unveil the next vice-chancellor of the institution ahead of the expiration of the tenure of Professor Idowu Olayinka ends on November 30.
It was reported that out of 17 candidates contesting for the highest position in the university, six of them made it to the final stage.
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