JUST-IN: ASUU Declares Total, Indefinite Strike(Read Reason)-Eaglesightnews

Eagle’s Sight News has just gathered that The Taraba State University chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action in the institution. The Leadership reports.

This followed a permission by the national leadership of ASUU to the state branch to embark on the strike action to press home its demands and against the State government’s rebuttal of claims that it was not owing workers’ salaries.

Arising from a congress meeting, the union insisted that the rationale behind their action was hinged on State government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional payment of salaries to staff as well as unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme.

Mr Samuel Shitaa, the Taraba State University ASUU Chairman, noted that other reasons for the industrial action include non-implementation of agreements and perimeter fencing of the institution.

Reacting to the strike action, the state government through the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Edward Baraya, said the union was yet to communicate its action to the state government.

He wondered why ASUU would take such a decision when the present government was doing everything possible to address the issues before leaving office on May 29.

Also reacting, the special adviser to Governor Darius Ishaku, om media and publicity, Bala Dan-Abu, in a press statement insisted that the outgoing governor was owing no worker salaries.

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