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POLY IBADAN: 10 staffs die over fractional payment; Union embarks on indefinite strike action

NASU confirmed 10 of her members dead as a result of salary slashed by the Oyo State government.

We are going to implement no pay no work because we have suffered a lot, says NASU.

The government has also slashed our subvention to 25{33d6a686862d66e41780c5e030709bcac392ee9ccd0ba51b9624617336965b1c}.

 

 

Strike, the only language understood by the government when workers, union, labor groups needed to speak or ensure contracts signed by both parties remains intact and fulfilled.

 

Staffs of The Polytechnic Ibadan has embarked on an indefinite strike action owning to the fact that, the government has slashed salaries of the institution’s staff cum its subvention  which has its hazardous effects has been failure to meet daily demands and other responsibilities by the staffs of the institution.

 

The Chairman of Non Academic Staff Union of the institution, Comrade Akande Ibrahim Adekunle told news men that it all started in November 2015 when the government slashed their subventions to 25{33d6a686862d66e41780c5e030709bcac392ee9ccd0ba51b9624617336965b1c} without prior meetings and salaries had been slashed too.

Non Academic Staff Union Chairman of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Comrade Akande Ibrahim Adekunle

 

He said, meetings has been held with the appropriate quarters and all effort to put things to normalcy has prove abortive. “We ought to have gone on strike long before now but we are considering the future of this nation due to the fact that this is an institution that is producing intellectuals who will revive Nigeria from her ailment”.

 

“Our staffs are dying, we have recorded no less than 10 or more that has died. Some are having high blood pressure due to non-payment of salaries, they cannot buy drugs. In fact now, there is one of my members that cannot even recognize anybody at all because of stroke.

 

“Some are paralyzed, some have died and, it is worrisome, there is nothing we can do than to reject the fractional payment. We are going to implement no pay no work because we have suffered a lot. The predicament has turned us to another thing entirely, some of us are just roaming about without being sane”, Comrade Akande said.

 

He further called on stakeholders and members of the public to speak with the government on behalf of the Union because meeting with the commissioner has not yielded any positive result.

The strike however is taken place simultaneously at  six tertiary institutions in  the state Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology; The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa; The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki and College of Education, Lanlate, The Polytechnic, Ibadan inclusive.

Author Since: May 17, 2017

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