*Says union engaging management on members welfare
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) Chapter on Monday, denied embarking on strike.
The ASUU members in a statement jointly signed by the chairman of the union, Professor Babatunde Lawal and Secretary, Toyin Abegunrin, described the news of their purported strike as “total falsehood, which should be disregarded by stakeholders as members of the union are carrying out teaching, research and community service as expected of them.
According to the ASUU leaders, although there are issues bothering on the welfare of her members, which the union has already tabled before the school management for urgent resolution such as unpaid arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and unpaid promotion arrears among others.
” The leadership of the union is in the knowing of the news in circulation via an online outlet that the union is on strike. We wish to inform the general public that the news is not true and it is a calculated attempt to falsify the position of the union at the branch”, it said
ASUU added, ” members of ASUU in the branch are carrying out the three cardinal functions of academics (teaching, research and community service) unabated despite the fact that some of the welfare matters (EAA, Promotion arrears among others) are still outstanding”.
” These however, had been forwarded to the university administration for urgent resolution. We therefore submit that the news should be disregarded in totality.”
The ASUU Chairman and Secretary maintained that the Union will follow-up on the issues which bother on the welfare of her members, Professors Lawal and Abegunrin urged the public no disregard the publication by the said news outlet.