EBSU-ASUU begins indefinite strike | NASU, SANU Joins


Finally After Much Much Meetings Between the Ebsu Lecturers And Ebonyi State Government, It seems the Outcome was not positive As EBSU-ASUU Goes on strike. As of yesterday being the 18th Of October, SANU and NASU joined the strike because the reason for the strike affected everyone of them (cutting of salary). So as it stands now EBSU-ASUU, NASU, SANU Goes on strike Indefinitely.

The Academic Staff Union of University, Ebonyi State University, (EBSU) Chapter on Monday Finally commenced an indefinite industrial action.

Reasons why EBSU-ASUU begins indefinite strike

According to the Union, the strike is to press home their demand for the State Government to release the 2014 Professorial promotion and 2015 promotion of other cadres of academic staff of the institution and none gazetting of Academic Staff for the last 15 years. Chairman of the union, Prof Ndubuisi Idenyi said that apart from the release of the promotion, the union is also protesting the slashing of their monthly salaries by the State government.

He also called for the sack of the university Vice Chancellor, Prof Francis Idike who he alleged have stayed beyond his stipulated tenure in office. Prof Idenyi said that before now, the union had planned to embark on a warning strike but after deliberations, the general consensus was for them to embark on a total and indefinite strike action which commenced today.
According to him, before the commencement of the industrial action, the union had written to the institution management informing them of their intention to embark on the strike.

He said: “But unfortunately all the demands we presented to the management, none was meet and we had no other option than to commence the strike action”.

“We have eight point demand, one is the demand for gazetting of the academic staff of the institution for the last 15 years, another is the Professorial promotion for 2014 and other caders for 2015 which government said the management are withholding, so we want it released immediately”.

“Another is the defective EBSU law, there is no where in the world that the law we are using in the university is being operated where a Vice Chancellor will serve for 2 terms of 8 years each”.
“What the law provided is a single term of 5 years, we want that to be enshrined in our own law and that we are demanding.

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