Thursday, 3 September 2015

KSU Lecturers Threatens Strike action Over Unpaid Allowances

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba chapter, resolved to resume the strike it suspended in May, over non-payment of over N1 billion owed its members.

Acting Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr Gbenga Aina, made this known to newsmen in Anyigba noting that, members would down tools from Sept. 1, if nothing was heard from the State Government by Monday, Aug. 31.
Aina said the state government reneged and did not respect the `gentleman agreement’ reached with the union before the suspension of the strike in May.

He said the failure of the government would now compel the lecturers to resume the industrial action.
The chairman said the promise to pay the debt in `Earned Academic Allowances’, was contained in the 2009 agreement reached between the union and the government.

He said that in the agreement, the government agreed to offset the debt in monthly installments of N25 million but that it reneged on the pledge.
A member of the institution’s management who preferred anonymity,said that the management was equally worried over the matter but could do little about it. (clued from NAN)