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Academic Staff Of Osun State Tertiary Institutions Vow To Continue Strike

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 at 3:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti OSOGBO

There seems to be no end in sight in the face-off between the academic staff of Osun State Owned Tertiary Institutions and the state government as the lecturers have vowed not to resume work today, Monday, as directed by the state government through their governing councils.

The state government had directed the governing councils of the four tertiary institutions including Osun State Polytechnic, Iree; Osun State College of Technology (OSCOTHECH), Esa-Oke; Osun State College of Education, Ilesa and that of Ila-Orangun to ask their striking academic staff to resume work as a condition for receiving their outstanding salaries.

The governing councils of the affected institutions had gone on air asking the academic staff to resume at their duty posts saying that it is only those that resume work would be allowed to assess their outstanding salaries.

But when contacted on telephone on Sunday, Mr. Olusegun Lana, Secretary of the Council of the Academic Staff Union of Osun State-Owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) and Mr. Dotun Omisore, Chairman of ASUP, Iree Poly, said that the union remain adamant on the directive of the government, insisting that they would not resume work as directed by the government until the issue of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPC) and others matter bordering on their welfare are resolved amicably between the union and the government.

The union leadership described the directive mandating them to resume work immediately as least expected from the state government saying, “We find this announcement very violent, ridiculous, malicious, lawless and ill-advised. It is the most unexpected response to the peaceful and lawful demand for our legitimate rights from a democratic government installed by the Rule of Law.”