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Akwa Ibom Varsity strike suspended

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The Akwa Ibom State College Workers Unions, beneath the aegis of Joint Motion Committee, has known as off its seven weeks industrial motion.

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The 4 labour unions within the college comprising the Tutorial Workers of Universities (ASUU), Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Nationwide Affiliation of Technologists (NAAT), the Non-Tutorial Workers Union of Academic and Related Establishments (NASU) all joined the strike.

The unions launched into the strike which commenced on April 19, 2021, over the 25% unpaid wage arrears, unpaid depart allowance, and cost of salaries on a share foundation.

Nonetheless, a press release issued on the finish of a gathering held on Monday, organised by the Akwa Ibom State Meeting Committee on Schooling led by Hon. Godwin Ekpo, with the Administration of AKSU led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien, Heads of the 4 labour Unions led by Dr Ime Okop and the Commissioner for Schooling, Hon. Idongesit Etiebet indicated that the unions resolved to droop the strike after reaching some resolutions.

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The assertion stated the stakeholders agreed that the State Authorities would begin full cost of the employees’ salaries and the cost of their depart grants.

Additionally they resolved that the state authorities would pay in tranches the 25% wage arrears of 11 months owed union members, including that cost needs to be rounded up by December 2021.

The resolutions as contained within the assertion learn in elements, “The Akwa Ibom State College Workers Unions beneath the aegis of Joint Motion Committee shall on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, droop the strike.

“The Vice-chancellor of Akwa Ibom State College shall pay to the workers of the College in a single voucher the 75% of Could 2021 Wage, plus the 25% of March 2021 wage already launched to the College together with 100% of Could 2021 wage not later than Friday, June 11, 2021

“In June 2021, the Akwa Ibom State Governments shall pay to workers of the Akwa Ibom State College the primary tranche of the 25% wage arrears of 2020 for 3 months together with 100percentof June 2021salary.

“In August 2021, the federal government of Akwa Ibom State shall pay to workers of the AKSU the second tranche of 25% wage arrears of 2020 for 3 months together with 100% of August 2021 wage.

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“In October 2021, the Akwa Ibom State authorities shall pay the 2020 depart grant to workers of the Akwa Ibom State College together with 100% October 2021 wage.

“In November 2021, the Akwa Ibom State authorities shall pay to workers of AKSU the final tranche of 25% wage arrears of 2020 for the remaining two months together with 100% of November 2021 wage.

“In December 2021 the Akwa Ibom State authorities shall pay to the workers of AKSU 25percentarrears for the months of March and April 2021 together with 100% of December 2021 Wage.”

The assertion, nonetheless, warned that no particular person or group have to be victimized for being concerned within the strike motion which led to the resolutions.

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