Ondo State University Employees Threaten Strike Over Unpaid Salaries and Benefits

Ondo State University Employees Threaten Strike Over Unpaid Salaries and Benefits

Impending Strike by Ondo State University Employees

Employees working at various Ondo State universities and tertiary institutions are set to commence a strike on January 1, 2024, citing grievances over unpaid salaries and benefits.

Announcement of Impending Strike

Mr. Dayo Temola, representing the Joint Negotiating Council (JAC) at Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, released a statement outlining the staff’s decision to potentially go on strike in response to payment issues.

Reasons Behind the Strike Threat

Temola highlighted the non-implementation of the 2019 minimum wage and the non-payment of the N35,000 wage award following the removal of fuel subsidy as key reasons for the strike threat.

The unions expressed dissatisfaction with the alleged delay in receiving financial support from the state government.

Unions’ Stand and Warning of Industrial Disruption

The statement expressed the discontent of the unions regarding the delay in the release of funds to the institutions. The Joint Negotiating Council warned of potential industrial disharmony, signaling the possible disruption of activities from January 1, 2024, if the issues remained unresolved.

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