Ondo Poly Lecturers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salary
Lecturers at the state-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo, began a strike over the non-payment of their 13-month salary arrears, on Friday, June 9th.
The teachers declared they wouldn’t be taking the institution’s first-semester exams, which begins on Tuesday, June 13.
The lecturers stated in a statement released and signed by the union’s chairman, Arikawe Ade, and secretary, Fapetu Damilola, that they decided to strike in order to press their claims for payment of the unpaid 13-month salary.
“After much emphasis and extensive deliberation, the Congress unanimously agreed to withdraw the services of members from participating in the scheduled First Semester Examination Exercise which is proposed to commence on 13th June, 2023, until the condition below is met.
“The Union before arriving at the decision, observed that the hardship or challenges of the current price of fuel on their members and attendance to their official duties is making it extremely difficult.
“We want the payment in full of all outstanding (13 Months) salary arrears owned the staff of the institution. The Congress wish to strongly emphasise that the decision above is binding on all the financial members of the union (ASUP).”