The Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, has said that the Non-academic Staff Unions of Universities (NASU) have agreed to suspend their week-long strike after a series of meetings with the school management.
The suspension of the strike came as the students of the university said that since the commencement of the strike, they (students) had been living under difficult conditions on the campus as sources of water and electricity had been switched off by the striking staff.
Academic and administrative activities at the university had come to a halt on March 20, 2017, when the staff declared an indefinite strike because of what the union described as illegal deductions of pension money from the salaries of its staff.
The workers are also asking for their unpaid promotion arrears, shortfall in salary payment, and improvement in welfare, among other issues.
Efforts to speak with the chairman of the university branch of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Wale Akinremi, by our correspondent proved abortive as he did not pick his call when our correspondent called his line.
However, Oladejo said administrative and academic activities in the school would resume on Tuesday (today). “After a series of meetings with the leaders of the unions by the representatives of the university’s authority, the unions agreed to suspend the strike and resume work on Tuesday,” said Oladejo, who did not give further details of how a deal was struck between the two parties.
However, AFAS PRESS has learnt that some members of NASU are dissatisfied with the decision to suspend the strike and will continue with their protest tomorrow. Most of the members seem to be unaware of the decision to call off the strike. More updates later…
Disclaimer: The above story is the property of THE PUNCH NEWSPAPERS @punchng.com and is not in anyway the opinion or story of AFAS PRESS.