Ondo tertiary institution workers suspend strike

Ondo tertiary institution workers suspend strike

Workers at Ondo’s state tertiary institutions called off their 14-day warning strike on Monday.

Workers sponsored by the Ondo State Tertiary Institutions Joint Action Committee had gone on strike after the state government failed to pay their wages and benefits.

Members of the JAC include the Joint Action Committee of the Nigerian University Senior Staff Association, the Non-Academic Staff Union, the Nigerian Association of Academic Technologists, and the Nigerian Polytechnic Senior Staff Association.

The workers announced their decision in a statement issued by JAC, ODSTI President Peter Akindehinde on Monday evening. The statement was titled ’14 Day Warning Strike Suspension’.

According to the statement, the suspension of the strike would come into effect on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, as the government had responded to some of their demands.

The statement read: “This warning strike has yielded some positive results as the state government for the first time in history provided three-month grants to state tertiary institutions in the past two weeks.

“Although, the state government has not met our main demands, which include, increases in the monthly subsidy to tertiary institutions; implementation of the new minimum wage to our affiliates and prompt release of subsidies to institutions.

“The state government to this day still owes state tertiary institutions more than four months of grants.”

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