The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the on-going industrial action. Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. According to him, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive...
Workers in the six tertiary institutions owned by Oyo State government have suspended their two-month old strike. The six institutions are: The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology; The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa; The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki and College of Education, Lanlate. They had been on strike since Friday 3rd November 2017, when leaders of the various workers’ unions, which include members of various academic and non-academic staff in the six institutions declared a full blown indefinite strike action to press home their demands bothering on nonpayment of their salaries ranging from...
Finally, we are glad to tell you that the strike has been called off. The President, Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan branch, Dr Olusegun Olaopa, said the eight day- old strike embarked upon by the doctors has been called off. Olaopa said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan. He said the directive to suspend the strike was issued to state branches after the NEC of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), rose from its meeting with a delegation of the Federal Government in Abuja. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Oyo State Government has announced the indefinite closure of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, following violent protest by students over welfare issues. A statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, conveyed the closure, in Ibadan, on Friday. The statement directed students to vacate the school premises immediately, while law enforcement agents have been enjoined to secure lives and government property on the college. Olowofela said that the college would remain closed until normalcy returns. (Edited By Olamide Michael) Source FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
THE Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Oyo State, has threatened to withdraw members’ services indefinitely from January 12, if the state government fails to correct the anomalies and injustices in the health sector. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
The Non Academic Staff Union of University of Ibadan have shut down the University Campus over 5-months salary arrears. The protesting workers who took over the Halls in the University complained that they have not been paid fully for months, saying their salary has always been slashed. It was gathered that all examination schedules has been halted due to this development. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Workers in Oyo State have resolved to continue their indefinite strike following the failure of the labour movement and the state government to reach a consensus at Wednesday’s meeting between the two parties. This was the decision of the congress of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) held at labour house, Ibadan, after the labour representatives briefed its members about the outcome of their meeting with state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
The last two weeks have been tough in Oyo State. The government and the workers have been sparring over sundry issues, especially salary and schools’ ownership. Some labour leaders arraigned for allegedly disrupting a stakeholders meeting in education and destroying government property. The aggrieved labour leaders called out workers on an indefinite strike. Secondary school pupils protested alleged plan to ‘sell’ public schools. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
The Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has appealed to labour leaders to call off the ongoing strike to give room for dialogue, failing which he said the state might be forced to apply the no work no pay rule after today. The governor made the appeal in an interview with Government House correspondents shortly after featuring on a live Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State television programme, Eyi Ara, in Ibadan, on Sunday. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Normal medical services have been disrupted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, following the nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). Members of the UCH local chapter of the association joined their counterparts in other states and Federal Government owned hospitals on an indefinite industrial action to press home their demands for improved working condition. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email