LAUTECH: ASUU vows not to resume work

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU ), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ( LAUTECH ), Ogbomoso Chapter has vowed not to resume work in the midst of the varsity reopening.

This was made known in a press release obtained by The Nation, which was signed by the Secretary Dr Toyin Abegunrin which reads “Comrades, we believe that our members are fully informed and clear about the issues that led us into the crisis. None of the issues has been addressed and the Governing Council that promised to get back to us after their meeting with the Union but up till now we haven’t gotten any response from them.

In the light of the above, our strike is still in full force. The national body of our Union is fully briefed on the state of Things in LAUTECH and is on the same page with us. Let us remain resolute, we shall overcome.
Dare to struggle, dare to win.

Speaking with the ASUU chairman Lautech Chapter, Dr Biodun Olaniran, he said “We are not concerned with the reopening of the varsity but as a union we are still on strike. In the Congress we had yesterday we all came to a conclusion that we would not resume any work because our needs are not addressed”.

“Our demands are; Earned academic allowances, Pension and gratuity, national health insurance, conditions of service, promotion arrears, budget monitoring committee, payment of salaries and arrears”, he said

It should be recalled that the institution has been reopened after so many month due to lack of poor funding of the lecturers since December 2013.

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