The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Sunday, warned that it may go on another industrial action, over alleged victimization of its members.
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The union is accused the Federal Government and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation of victimising its members by refusing to pay their outstanding salaries running between two to ten months, despite suspending the nine-month strike on “no victimisation clause”.
ASUU said its members who have since returned to work, are facing economy hardship due to unpaid salaries and non-refund of deducted check-off dues, arguing that the development will affect productivity.
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Professor Ayo Akinwole, chairman of the union at the University of Ibadan (UI), who stated this in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said the federal government has refused to remit union deductions it made to its account to stifle the body.
The union warned that if pushed to the limit, withdrawal of work in the nearest future might be inevitable.
According to Akinwole, while government is paying outstanding five months salaries of those on nominal role at an “agonisingly slow pace”, over 100 UI academic staff are being owed salaries ranging between two to ten months.
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He disclosed that those newly employed in February 2020 have not received a dime because they maintained their stand on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The ASUU chairman said the Buhari-led government has continued to shun the rule of law by deducting housing funds from members of the union who did not subscribed to the scheme and also refused to refund same to respective accounts.