As students are preparing for their second-semester examinations which will start on Monday, July 30, 2018, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho are threatening to start another strike action.
According to reports, a joint statement by the union Chairman, Biodun Olaniran, and Secretary, Toyin Abegunrin, expressed surprise that the two governments that own the institution have refused to fund the university, even after it audited its personnel and accounts.
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The union said that LAUTECH workers are owed 10 months’ salary and promotion arrears, among others adding that the institution itself lacked adequate funding.
The union according to The Nation also noted that besides non-payment of salary and other entitlement, there has been no infrastructural development in LAUTECH since the inception of the administration in Oyo and Osun states.
The last LAUTECH strike lasted for more than a year
You will recall that LAUTECH on Monday, October 23, 2017, LAUTECH a lingering strike that paralysed academic activities in the institutions for 16 months.
Announcing the suspension of the strike, the University ASUU Chairman said, “We have suspended the strike action and lectures will resume on Monday. But the detail will be stated in our press statement which will be issued very soon.”
Non-payment of salary backlogs among other sundry issues were the reasons the union gave for their industrial action in 2016 and nine months after the 16-month-old strike was suspended, another strike might start very anytime soon.