The Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, on Thursday announced that the institution will resume on Friday, September 15, but the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other workers’ unions have said they are not aware of the resumption.
They said they would not resume until their demands were met.
The Governing Council in announcing the resumption yesterday, did not state whether the striking workers’ unions have been settled.
The chairman of the ASUU at the university , Dr. Biodun Olaniran; and the chairman of the Joint Action Committee at the university , Mr . Muraina Alesinloye, in separate interviews told The PUNCH that none of the workers’ unions would resume because they were not aware of the resumption directive.
The JAC comprises of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non Academic Staff Union and the National Association of Academic Technologists
The ASUU chairman said the union was not even aware that the university authorities had announced the resumption date .
He said the union embarked on an indefinite strike because of its demands that were not addressed by the governments of Oyo and Osun states .
According to him , the demands included payment of their 11 months ’ salaries, earned academic allowances, gratuities and pensions , health insurance , promotion , among others
He said , “ We ( ASUU) will not resume until our demands are met. Until our demands are addressed, the strike continues. ”
The chairman of the JAC also said that none of the three under JAC was aware of the resumption.
He said , “ I am the chairman of SSANU, but I am speaking as the chairman of JAC now . We are not aware of the resumption and you will agree with me that you cannot obey any directive which you are not aware of . ”