Ondo state tertiary institutions suspend warning strike

Ondo state tertiary institutions suspend warning strike

- Students in Ondo state tertial institutions can start dreaming of returning back school

- This follows the recent suspended warning strike by NAAT, NASU, SSANIP and SSANU

- According to the association, the warning strike has yeilded some positive results

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Finally, Ondo state government has partially listened to the demands of workers in the state-owned tertiary institutions.

As a result of this, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of NAAT, NASU, SSANIP and SSANU suspended the 14-day warning strike.

The suspension of the strike is with effect from Tuesday, December 29, according to a statement made available to Legit.ng by Comrade Tayo Ogungbeni, chairman of the union.

Ondo state tertiary institutions suspend warning strike
Ondo state government has partially listened to the demands of workers in the state owned tertiary institutions. Photo: GovAkeredolu
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According to Ogungbeni, the warning yielded some positive results. He said the state government in reaction released three months' subventions to the state-owned tertiary institutions in the last two weeks. He said this was unprecedented.

He however lamented that despite releasing part of the subventions, major demands have not been addressed.

He said their major demands include: increments in the monthly subvention to Tertiary Institutions; implementation of the new minimum wage to our members and prompt release of subventions to the institutions.

Going further, he said the state government is still owing the Institutions over four months' subventions.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that to press home their demand for a better welfare package, JAC embarked on a 14-day warning strike.

The tertiary institutions comprise Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo among others.

Also, the universities associations are made up of the National Association of Academic Technologists ( NAAT), Non-Academics Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP), and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

Also recall that Legit.ng reported that SSANU, AAUA branch 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.

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