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Lecturers end strike in Osun

22 May 2013, 10:09

Osogbo- The Council of  Academic Staff Unions of the Osun-owned tertiary institutions has suspended its strike following an agreement with the state government on its demands.

This followed a peace meeting between the unions and the state government on Tuesday in Osogbo.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, who represented the state government signed an agreement with the union leaders to end the strike.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected institutions are the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, College of Technology,  Esa-Oke as well as the Colleges of Education in Ila-Orangun  and Ilesa. 

Francis Ademiluyi and Olusoji Fadipe also signed the agreement on behalf of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the unions respectively.

The unions agreed to suspend the strike having agreed on the modalities to pay the 2009 consolidated salary of tertiary institutions.

The parties  also agreed on the 2009 Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Staff Structure (CONPCASS).

The meeting agreed that the issue of the 65 years retirement age had become a legal matter which would be adequately taken care of by the state House of Assembly.

Oyetola  had earlier read the agreement which included the payment of 90 per cent of the 2009 consolidated salary structure.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the union leaders  directed their members to resume work immediately

In attendance at the meeting were some members of the State Executive Council,  including Sunday Akere, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

NAN recalls that the strike began in 2012 over the demand for  implementation of the Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure  and  approval of  65-year retirement age for lecturers.


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