The strike began after a Congress of the Union held at the institute in Ogbomoso. The congress was also attended by Chairman of the University of Ibadan Chapter Dr Deji Omole and Laja Oduja of University of Lagos.
Before now, the non-academic unions on the campus had been on strike for close to three months.
The institution’s ASUU chairman, Dr Abiodun Olaniran said the strike was approved by the National Executive Council of ASUU as an avenue to air the hardships facing workers of the institution.
Olaniran said the union is demanding review of condition of service for academic staff, retirement plans including Pension which is presently non-existent, payment of 5months salaries including academic earned allowances.
The ASUU boss also said the strike will not be suspended until the 23 months subvention owed the institution is fully paid by the two owner states of Oyo and Osun.
Oyo owes eight months unpaid subvention while Osun state owes 15 months.
Olaniran said members of the union are Nigerians whose livelihood are threatened by the current economic downturn, urging the two owner states to live up to their constitutional responsibilities.
He said: “This strike is inevitable but the present state of affairs in the institution was created by chronic under funding for which neither Oyo nor Osun state could be exonerated. It is painful we have to go this way. We are human beings and must be treated as such”