Strike Over! Ondo University Resumes On Monday
Labour unions in Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), have announced suspension of their six-week old strike.
The unions that directed its members to resume duty are: the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
The unions began an indefinite strike to demand the resignation of the former Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adegoke Adegbite.
The unions also demanded for adequate funding, urgent facelift of the institution and appointment of a substantive vice chancellor.
Gov. Olusegun Mimiko appointed a substantive vice chancellor before leaving office on February 24 and the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile has resumed duty.
In their communiqué, the unions directed all staff of the institution to resume duty on Monday, March 6.
“Sequel to the strike embarked upon by the unions on Feb. 25 to press home our demands, we hereby suspend the strike as staff and students are directed to resume on Monday.
“This is because some of our demands were met and to honour the new governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and the new VC, Prof. Ogunduyile” the communiqué stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions conveyed the suspension notice in a communiqué jointly signed by their leaders
The communiqué was jointly signed by their leaders; Peter Akindehinde, Temola Temisan and Bobola Bamigbola for NASU, SSANU and NAAT, respectively after a Joint Action Congress (JAC).