Suspends staff unions activities
The Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH) Governing Council of has suspended activities of all staff unions in the institution following their refusal to suspend a three and a half month-old strike.
The suspension was announced in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary of the council, Mr Niyi Fehintola, in Ibadan on Saturday.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]The council also directed the management to open attendance for staff to sign, invoke the ‘No work, No pay’ policy of government, dissolve the students’ union and declare two weeks break for the students.[/penci_blockquote]
The affected unions include the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union(NASU).
It would be recalled that the unions had embarked on indefinite strike over non-payment of backlog of salary arrears and poor welfare.
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Meanwhile, the council had accused the unions of preventing access into the institution by locking the gates thereby stopping officials and visitors from going about their lawful businesses.
As a result, the council directed that the activities of all staff unions in the institution be suspended with immediate effect, and asked all staff to resume work.
The council also directed the management to open attendance for staff to sign, invoke the ‘No work, No pay’ policy of government, dissolve the students’ union and declare two weeks break for the students.
It urged members of staff to resume work immediately, sign the attendance register and go about their normal duties without fear of molestation.