The Staff Union of university, Lagos State University branch, LASU, Ojo branch, yesterday declared a total in indefinite strike over what it described as failure of the state government to meet its three major demands.
ASUU Chairman, Dr. Idris Adekunle in a briefing said having exhausted one year of dialogue and consultations with relevant stakeholders without headway, the union decided to cal out its members on a total and indefinite industrial action.
The Chairman and other ASUU executives, said the three core issues to be addressed before members could return to work were the reversal of the high LASU tuition fees from N348,750 to a minimum of N50,000 across board; the repeal of the no promotion, no vacancy policy of the institution’s administration and the implementation of the universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012, which would see academic staff in the professorial cadre at age 70 instead of 65, in the university
According to the Chairman “The union met at different times with the university administration, the governing council, the Pro-Chancellor, the Chancellor, the Ad-hoc committee on the LASU crisis, the Parents’ Forum, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, Oba Babatunde Akran of Badagry, and Oba Jubrilu Rufai, the Olojo of Ojo, among other eminent personalities in the state, without resolving the core issues at stake.”
“The union this year declared a trade dispute with an initial 21 day ultimatum effective from March 24 which expired April 13 and another 14-day ultimatum which expired April 29″.