Because the non-academic workers of the Ekiti State College, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) below the auspices of Joint Motion Committee of Non-Tutorial Workers Union (NASU) and Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigerian Universities (SSANU ) be a part of the nationwide strike, a name has gone to Governor Kayode Fayemi to extend subvention to the establishment.
The workers, who began a three-day protest consistent with the directive of their nationwide our bodies, appealed to Governor Fayemi to pay the 4 months excellent subvention owed the college to satisfy employees’ calls for and execute initiatives that may rework the college.
These appeals have been made on Wednesday, by SSANU and NASU Chairmen, Coms Kolapo Olatunde and Olajide Olayinka respectively, throughout a solidarity rally held in EKSU in tandem with the directive the three- day nationwide strike declared to press dwelling for his or her calls for.
The SSANU chief regretted the nonpayment of arrears of minimal wage, delay in negotiation for various unpaid allowances and nonpayment of earned allowances to college non-academic workers.
Olatunde mentioned: “It’s unhappy that this college has not acquired capital funding for 10 years whereas subventions being paid month-to-month weren’t sufficient to pay salaries not to mention effecting capital initiatives.
“As of right this moment, the federal government is owing 4 months’ subvention, which has made it virtually inconceivable to pay salaries of workers and gratuities of retirees.
“Within the final finances of yr 2020, the subvention was jacked as much as a sum of N300 million month-to-month, however we’re nonetheless gathering the previous quantity, which was round N255 million. They have to perceive that delay is harmful.
“The FG and respective states should agree with the 5 years renegotiation of allowances signed with employees. College employees would now not tolerate non -payment of gratuities and owing of salaries and allowances.
“And if nothing is completed to rectify all these, we might not be capable to assure industrial concord in EKSU”.
Olatunde appealed to the federal authorities to not rush into reopening of colleges in view of the unfold of COVID-19 illness.
“We shouldn’t rush to reopen faculties. The web examine is now in place. Tertiary establishments can resume, however the educating should be on-line so as to not endanger the lives of lecturers and college students”, he warned.
Additionally talking, the NASU chief, Com Olajide Olayinka, mentioned nothing has been achieved to palliate the sufferings of the colleges’ non-academic workers, regardless of the lengthy drawn battle with the governments.
He mentioned: “All we’re requesting for are reliable rights. FG and state authorities should hearken to us if really they’re dedicated to the way forward for our youths.”