Ondo Tertiary Institutions' Workers Suspend Strike - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Ondo Tertiary Institutions' Workers Suspend Strike

                   Gov.Rotimi Akeredolu

Workers  at the Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions protesting over non-payment of their salaries and allowances, have suspended their 14-day warning strike .

The workers under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee of the Ondo State Tertiary Institutions  include the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union, the Nigeria Association of Academic Technologists, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics.

The State Chairman of JAC, ODSTI, Peter Akindehinde announced the suspension of the Industrial action in a statement on Monday evening, titled ‘Suspension of 14-day warning strike’.

They explained in the statement that the suspension would take effect today  (Tuesday, December 29, 2020), saying government had responded to some of their demands.

“This warning strike has yielded some positive results as the state government for the first time in history released three months subventions to the state-owned tertiary institutions in the last two weeks."

The workers quickly clarified that the State Government was yet to address their other demands including increase in the monthly subventions to the tertiary institutions.

"Although, the state government has not addressed our major demands which include, increments in the monthly subvention to tertiary institutions; implementation of the new minimum wage to our members and prompt release of subventions to the institutions."

According to them,“The state government as of today is still owing the state-owned tertiary institutions over four months subventions.”

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