Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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We won’t call off strike – LASU workers

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Lagos State University, Ojo chapter, on Tuesday vowed to continue its one-month strike, until its demands were met.

The union’s Chairman, Mr. Saheed Oseni, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, that the decision to continue with the strike was taken at the union’s congress on June 23.

NAN reported that the union had embarked on an indefinite strike on May 26 to press home some of its demands.

They are demanding for the repeal of the ‘no vacancy, no promotion’ policy of its management, a reduction in the raised tuition fee and the implementation of the 65 years retirement age policy.



Oseni said that the National Executive Council of the union, at its meeting on June 19, pledged to support the union in its struggle for the implementation of its demands.

“SSANU National Office had sent representatives of the union to the management in February to dialogue on why the management should do the needful, but to no avail,” he said.

Oseni regretted that the management and the Governing Council of the institution did not invite the union for discussion since the strike started.

He said that the union had given room for negotiation before and during the strike.

Oseni, however, described the management as being insensitive to meeting the demands of the union.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Kayode Sutton, told NAN that efforts were ongoing to negotiate with the union and meet their demands.

NAN reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities chapter of the institution had also been on strike since May 20, over similar issues as SSANU, LASU chapter.

-Punch

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