The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) in Okitipupa, Ondo state, has declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.

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According to NAN, the union broke the news on Wednesday in a communique jointly signed by Dipo Akomolafe and Rotimi Olorunisola, its chairman and secretary respectively.

The union said the industrial action, billed for Thursday, would continue until the institution’s management paid them all outstanding salaries for the first quarter of 2021.

The communique quoted the union as saying that its executives had met severally with the school management over the issue but that had not yielded any positive results.

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“Several meetings have been held by the union and the university management over outstanding salaries for the first quarter, which did not have a positive result,” it read.

“After careful and comprehensive discussions by the union members, the Congress unanimously resolved that all members should commence a ‘No Pay, No Work action’.

“The action is effective from 12.01a.m April 1, if all outstanding salaries were not fully paid before 12.00 midnight March 31.”

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The institution is yet to reply to union’s directive as of the time this report was filed.

The development comes about three months after the national body of the union suspended its nine-month strike in December last year.



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