The Academic Staff Union of Universities and other workers unions at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, have rejected the plan by the school’s Governing Council to pay workers only one month’s salary out of the 12 months being owed.
Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the university, Alhaji Muraina Alesinloye said the workers insisted that the university should pay at least three months’ salaries.
Chairman of the Governing Council of the university, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, who is a former Head of Service of the Federation and was represented at the meeting by a member of the council, Prof. Olaide Adedokun, was quoted to have said that the council had approved the payment of one month salary to all workers through cheques.
Alesinloye said the JAC, which comprised the Senior Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and National Association of Academic Technicians, also said their members would not collect their salaries via cheques.
He said, “The Governing Council held a meeting with us today Monday and Prof. Adedokun, who represented the Chairman of the Council, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, said the council had agreed to pay us one month’s salary now and pay another month on October 20 and pay the third month before the end of October.
“But we said no. They are owing us 12 months’ salaries and the people, who have been selling things to us on credit, are now insisting that we should pay what we are owing because government had paid us six months’ salaries.”