Three institutions, Osun State Polytechnic in Iree, Osun State College of Technology in Esa-Oke and Osun State College of Education in Ila Orangun, have embarked on indefinite strike.
Channels TV reports that the academic members of staff of three tertiary Institutions in Osun state declared their strike on Friday, August 10.
The institutions said the strike was as a result of the 18 months of outstanding salaries owed by the state government.
Jacob Adegbite who is the spokesperson for the Academic Staff Unions of Polytechnics (ASUP) in all the institutions said the strike was necessary so as to make the state government act.
He said: “We also required that our promotion exercise should be conducted and the financial implication implemented up to date. With all these issues not resolved, the Congress, therefore, resolved to embark on indefinite strike action.”
Lani Baderinwa who is the Osun state commissioner for information and strategy said they had held a meeting with the workers and there was no need for the strike action.
He said: “The government is yet to be aware of any strike going on in any of its establishment as I speak. I believe that they won’t do what is not right. I do not think it will be right to go on strike when we just discussed and agreed on certain things."
Meanwhile, the ongoing second semester examinations for the 2017/2018 academic session at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was disrupted by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Premium Times reports that the development was confirmed by the secretary of the union, Toyin Abegunrin, saying that lecturers have embarked on a two-week warning strike to express their displeasure over non-payment of salaries and decayed infrastructure of the institution.
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