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Lecturers declares strike over half payment in osun

The lecturers, operating under the aegis of the council of academic staff union of osun state owned tertiary institutions, in a statement signed by its chairman, Mr. Olusegun lana, and scretary, sikiru folorunso and made available in osogbo on Thursday , declared that the strike would start on January 15, 2018.

The affected institutions are the osun strike polytechnic, Iree the own state college of technology, ESA oke as well as the college of education in ilesa and ila orangun.

The lecturers said that apart from half salary which they have been receiving for past 27 months some other issues compelling them to go on strike are very high tax, unfulfilled agreement on the staffing the schools, selective rein statement of sacked workers and contributory pensions issues among others.

24 hours after the start of an indefinite strike by the labour movement in osun state; lecturers by the osun state polytechnics and the state colleges of education have declared that they will embark on an indifinte strike to protest the payment to half salaries by government.

They said that they gave the governor 21days ultimatum on November 7; and more then a month after the expiration of the ultimatum.we had not called them addressed the issues. The lectures also said that written a series of appeal letters and called for dialogue; but the governor had no responded to any of those letters.this is inform all members of our great unions ;that consequent upon the concurrent resolutions of the respective congress of as up and coeasu across; the four state owned tertiary institutions we have issued a notice of indefinite strike actions; with effect from 15th January.

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