…says Union engaging management on Welfare of its members
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) Chapter on Monday says lecturers in the University are not on strike.
Denying the news published by an online news medium, the Chairman of the Union Professor Babatunde Lawal and Secretary Toyin Abegunrin in a release described the news as total falsehood which should be disregarded by stakeholders.
According to the duo, members of the Union are carrying out teaching, research and community service as expected of them.
The ASUU leaders stated that although there are issues bothering on the welfare of her members, which the Union is taking up with the management.
Already tabled before the school management for urgent resultion are unpaid arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and unpaid promotion arrears among others.
While noting that the Union will follow-up on the issues which bother on the welfare of her members, Professors Lawal and Abegunrin urged the public no disregard the publication by the said news outlet.
“The leadership of the union is in the knowing of the news in circulation via an online outlet (NEWS CARRIER.NG), that the union is on strike. We wish to inform the general public that the news is not true and it is a calculated attempt to falsify the position of the union at the branch.
Members of ASUU in the branch are carrying out the three cardinal functions of academics (teaching, research and community service) unabated despite the fact that some of the welfare matters (EAA, Promotion arrears among others) are still outstanding. These however, had been forwarded to the university administration for urgent resolution. We therefore submit that the news should be disregarded in totality.”