Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of Earned Academic Allowance to members.
This was announced in a communique issued by OAU ASUU Chairman, Dr. Adeola Egbedokun after an emergency meeting held on Monday.
The communique read in part, “Congress noted that there was no serious commitment on the part of the University to effect payment of EAA to deserving members”.
“Congress also noted that all political and diplomatic means to resolve the imbroglio has failed. Consequently, congress resolved that: Total, Comprehensive and Indefinite Strike should commence immediately ii. The strike must not be called off without a congress resolution to the effect”.
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“Payment of EAA must be based on ASUU computation. Anything short of this would be unacceptable”.
“The Strike Coordinating Committee be set up to monitor the strike. Based on the above and on the strength of the permission granted by ASUU National President, the Chairman, on behalf of the congress declared the commencement of ASUU.”