BREAKING: ASUU Declares Complete Indefinite Strike

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The Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a complete, all-encompassing, and indefinite strike action.

This comes after the state branch of ASUU was given authorization to go on strike by the national organization to enforce its demands, while the state government refuted charges that it owed workers’ salaries.

The union claims that the reason for their action, which resulted from a congress meeting, is based on the government’s inability to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, the partial payment of staff salary, as well as the unresolved staff pension and gratuity system.

The failure to implement agreements and the institution’s surrounding fencing, according to Mr. Samuel Shitaa, the chairman of the Taraba State University ASUU, are further causes for the industrial action.

In response to the strike, the state administration claimed that the union had not informed it of its action in a telephone discussion with Commissioner for Tertiary Education Edward Baraya.

He questioned why ASUU would make such a choice when the current administration is making every effort to resolve the problems before it leaves office.

In reacting, the special assistant to the governor on media and publicity Bala Dan-Abu in a press statement said the outgoing governor is due no worker salaries.

 

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