Monday, 23 July 2012

Monetization: SSANU gives 21-day Ultimatum

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), University of Ibadan Chapter has given the management of the Institution 21-day ultimatum to pay monetizaton arrears owed members or face industrial action.

Should the management fail to acede to their demands, the prevailing industrial peace may be ruptured

The Union said it should not be blamed for whatever disruption the strike may cause but on the Federal Government which cares less about the citizens.

It stated that since the agreement was signed by the government and the university workers in 2009 while its implementation has been another tug of war.
This was part of the resolutions of the association at its congress held at the Theatre Arts Department of the University and which was presided over by its new chairman, Wale Akinremi.

The congress frowned at what it called dilly-dally of the Federal Government over the issue said to have stretched the patience of the workers beyond the limit, noting that all the efforts made so far to ensure that the issue did not degenerate to crisis had not been appreciated.

It was also resolved at the congress that any attempt by the state government to overburden the workers with tax would be resisted as it urged that anything short of the approved tax regime by the Federal Government would not be operated.

The congress also noted the unfair treatment the members are subjected to by the state government whenever there is demand for tax clearance certificate by any of them, arguing that "it is very sad that our members are denied tax clearance certificate at the point of need and this has led to the forfeiture of some opportunities".

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