The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife branch, has begun a strike over the school authority’s failure to pay earned academic allowance.
The union claims that the authority has made no genuine attempt to pay qualified members’ dues, leading to the decision to go on indefinite strike.
Dr Adeola Egbedokun, OAU ASUU Chairman, also indicated in a statement that the strike would not be called off without a congress resolution.
It reads; “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members. Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglia have failed.
Consequently, congress resolved that:“Total, Comprehensive and Indefinite Strike should commence immediately. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect.“Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation.
Anything short of this would be unacceptable. The Strike Coordinating Committee be set up to monitor the strike.
“Based on the above and on the strength of the permission granted by ASUU National President, the Chairman, on behalf of the congress declared the commencement of ASUU OAU’s strike at exactly 11:53 am”.