Thursday, 4 October 2012

No Work No Pay Can’t Deter Us---Striking SSANU Workers Dare Management

Members of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) at the Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training (IAR$T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan today declared as empty threat the no-work-no-pay-rule the management of the institute declared to invoke over the union's strike.

The union had been at loggerheads with the management of the institute over sundry demands, including delayed promotion, unpaid monetization arrears, hazard allowance among others and for which they were on strike for about three months.

Following the prolonged strike, the management of the institute was said to have declared that it would invoke the no-work-no-pay-rule policy, which the workers declared as arbitrariness and a policy that would continue to aggravate the already bad situation.

At the workers congress held at the Central Library of the Institute coordinated by the South-West Zonal Chairman of the union, Alfred Ilesanmi Jimoh, the workers resolved that the suspension of the strike would only depend on the readiness of the management to meet their demands.

Speaking later with journalists, the zonal leader explained that the good gesture extended to the management by the workers by their decision to suspend the strike at the intervention of the zonal leadership a couple of weeks was not reciprocated by the management through its failure to meet the terms of the suspension.

He disclosed that final decision on the suspension of the strike would be taken after thursday meeting between the zonal leadership and the management of the Institute, noting that any deadlock at the meeting would amount to prolonging the strike.

Jimoh insisted that the posture of the management so far portrayed it as insensitive, arm twisting tactics rather than engaging in dialogue with the workers to chart the way forward.

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