NASU Protests ‘Unfair’ Disparity In Earned Allowance
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have kicked against the disparity in the latest agreement between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which allocated 20 percent allowance to NASU and 80 percent to ASUU.
The Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) chapter of the Union said it is rejecting the formula which it believes is a deprivation of the workers’ rights.
According to the Chairman of NASU, FUOYE chapter, Femi Ayodele, the combined members of both NASU and the SSANU, want a reversal of the formula and release of N30 billion.
“This is against the agreement we signed with the Federal Government in 2009.
“In the University system, we are all equal; ASUU is an independent union, signed an agreement with FG, SSANU and NASU are independent unions, we have an agreement with the FG also. How on earth could they have perpetrated that injustice, giving us 20 percent of earned allowance and gave other 80 percent to ASUU?
“This is what we have rejected, the 20 percent. In compliance with the directives of the National body, we are demanding the sum of N30 billion from FG.”
They also alleged undue intimidation by the authorities of FUOYE while accusing the management of not following due process in taking vital decisions as regards the welfare of workers
But the Director of Administration in the office of the Vice-Chancellor debunked the allegations.
“The only ones I’m aware has to do with an academic staff who has absconded, another staff in ICT who also disappeared. Will the management fold their arms and watch while things get deteriorated? He asked.
“What happened is that the two staff were queried and afterwards responded to the query online.”