Following failure by the University of Ibadan (UI) management to meet the demands of two non-academic unions of the institution have commenced an indefinite strike on Friday.
The unions – Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) – locked the UI gate, thus stalling academic activities in the campus, reports NAN.
Speaking with NAN, Wale Akinremi, Chairman of SSANU in UI, said the industrial action would continue until the university management yielded to their demands.
He noted that the initial seven and 14-day ultimatum had lapsed and the institution’s management was yet to do their bidding.
He said the demands were full reinstatement of staff school teachers, stoppage of illegal pension deductions and continuation of their October increment, which was stopped in 2020.
According to him, other demands include the appointment of SSANU members in the disciplinary committee of the trial of their members or when treating their case.
“As well as stopping arbitrary redeployment of senior members of staff when there is any issue as if they are messengers; even messengers are not to be redeployed anyhow.