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ASSU, LAUTECH Issues 10-Day Ultimatum Over 11 Months Unpaid Salary

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ASSU, LAUTECH Issues 10-Day Ultimatum Over 11 Months Unpaid Salary

On Wednesday the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso chapter issued a 10-day ultimatum to the university management to pay their August, September and October salaries or face industrial crisis.

The ultimatum, started on Wednesday, today, and ends on Friday, 15th November, 2019.

The union said it might resort to strike at the expiration of the ultimatum.

It was gathered that academic staff of the University are being owed 11 months pay.

But, Chairman of the union, Biodun Olaniran and Secretary Toyin Abegunrin in a congress resolution reaching us threatened to withhold the Semester results of 2018/2019 academic session until the salaries are paid.

We also reported on the 29th of Sept. 2019 that WAEC Workers issues strike warning Oct. 14.

According to the Union, LAUTECH academics deserved to be paid their earned salaries without begging.

It was gathered that the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Ologunde had attributed non-payment of salaries to non-release of subvention to it by the owner states.

ASUU maintained that the welfare of her members remained paramount in her demands and it would do everything at her disposal not to expose her members to undeserved economic hardship.

“The Union gives the University administration till Friday 15th November, 2019 to pay the salaries of August, September and October 2019 failure of which will cause the Union to hold a Congress on Monday 18th November, 2019 where necessary action deemed fit will be taken.

“That rain semester results of 2018/2019 academic session would not be submitted until the said salaries are paid,” it said.

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