Ondo Poly workers suspend indefinite strike
By Fidelis David
Workers at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo State, suspended the indefinite strike they had started due to an 11-month wage backlog by management. the institution.
The industrial action was suspended after the school administration signed an agreement with the leaders of the Senior Staff Association Of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-academic Staff Union (NASU).
In a statement signed by the parties to the labor dispute, it was agreed that unions should be more patient on the issue of payment of wage arrears since the state government is already working on it.
The meeting took place in the presence of the presidents of the two unions, the rector of the school, Gani Ogundahunsi; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RUGIPO, Barr. Banji Alabi; member of the Council and wife of the former Governor of the State, Ms. Olufunke Agagu; and the Permanent Secretary, Establishments and Training.
The statement reads: âThat the 2019, 2020 and 2021 promotion arrears should be implemented without delay.
âThat the strike be immediately called off since a team competently led by the Chairman of the Board of Governors will meet with Mr. Gouverneur on Thursday, October 28. 2021 to discuss the questions raised during the meeting, in particular the payment at eleven months (11) of salary arrears due to the establishment’s workforce.
âThat all resolutions taken will be communicated to Congress by union leaders. “