Akwa Ibom State University Workers Still On Strike Despite no-work no-pay threat

The Joint Action Committee of the Akwa Ibom State University comprising the Academic Staff Union of the University, Non-academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated institutions and National Association of Academic Technologists has continued strike despite the threat of no-work no-pay issued by the institution management.

Recall that, the Academic Staff Union of Universities chapter of the institution had embarked on strike in April to protest the payment of 75 percent of their salaries for 10 months.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Nse Essien in a statement release by the Registrar, John Udo, mandated all the striking workers to return to their duty posts on Monday, June 7, 2021, threatening that salaries would not be paid on no work, no pay basis.

Governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel also ordered the reopening of the institution in a media briefing, stating that a monthly subvention of N327m to the institution has been released.

However, speaking with newsmen in Uyo, the ASUU chairman, Ime Okop, said members would remain on strike untill they receive payment alerts of their salaries and other entitlements, adding that the lecturers are not prepared to shift grounds on the matter.

 

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