LAUTECH: Lecturers Call Off Strike
By Ogbolu George with agency report
Lecturers at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso have suspended their eight months old strike.
The Chairman, LAUTECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Biodun Olaniran, announced the suspension of the strike in a statement on Wednesday in Ogbomoso.
Dr Biodun Olaniran said ASUU had suspended the strike following the union’s congress held on Tuesday at the university.
”After comparing the demands of the union and what the management has met out of the demands, and after extensive deliberations on the struggle so far, the union has resolved to suspend the strike immediately,” Olaniran said.
The institution had been shut since the lecturers went on strike eight months ago.
The union had embarked on the strike over unpaid salaries and allowances, as well as the failure of the owner states of Oyo and Osun to release subventions to the institution.
Prof. Suleiman Gbadegesin, LAUTECH Vice Chancellor, recently told newsmen that the two owners, Oyo and Osun state governments had paid N584 million out of the N7.6 billion they owed the institution.