The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, chapter has warned that it will embark on strike action with effect from March 25, 2021, over four months salary arrears and non-remittance of check-off dues and sundry deductions for close to a year by the instructions of the university’s authority.
The strike notice was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the local chapter of the union, Dr Monday Igbafen and Dr. AA Aizebioje-Coker respectively.
The union leaders, while briefing members of NEC’s approval of the strike at an emergency meeting on Monday, March 15, however, said that they will not disrupt the ongoing examinations by the students but will commence the strike upon conclusion of the ongoing examinations in the university.
According to the union leaders, the branch has been given approval by NEC to commence strike on 25th March 2021 upon conclusion of the ongoing examinations in the university.
“Consequently, congress advised the university administration and all university’s appropriate committees on examinations to ensure that all examinations are concluded on or before 25th March 2021, just as we
direct members to stay away from all academic activities and statutory meetings effective 25th March 2021 in compliance with the strike,” the statement read.
Determined to ensure the success of the strike, the union leaders said that a Strike Monitoring Committee will be set up to monitor and report erring members or violators of the strike for disciplinary action, adding that the names of members who are involved in unethical and sharp practices and thriving in the business of collecting of illegal monies, blocking and male and female sexual harassment will be compiled for necessary action.
They listed other grievances to include non-remittance of check-off dues and sundry deductions for close to a year by the trustees, principal officers and zonal coordinators of the union.