Thursday, 4 October 2018

IMSU Shut Down As NASU Embarks On Indefinite Strike

Imo state University has again been shut down following an indefinite strike action declared on Wednesday Oct. 3rd by members of the Non-academic Staff Union (NASU).

According to an official memo duly signed by Dr. Eugenia John-Anoruo, Chairman NASU IMSU and Dr. Emeka Ejiofor, Secretary, the union is embarking on an indefinite strike to press home non-payment of promotion areas since 2014 till date, Non-payment of earned allowances, poor funding, and non-remittance of deducted staff pension fund since 2016 among other outlined grievances.

The memo which directed all members of the union to stay at home till further notice reads;

“Following the failure of the university management to sufficiently address topical issues that boarder on staff welfare, in spite of several notices of strike given to it, the union (NASU) has resolved to embark on indefinite and comprehensive strike action with effect from 3rd October, 2018. By this memo all NASU members are directed to stay at home from Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 until further notice”.

Some of the offices affected include: Security unit, Students Affairs Division, ICT, Admissions Unit, Library, among others.

The strike may also disrupt the Batch ‘B’ NYSC mobilization activities of the university, expected to commence Registration by weekend.  

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) IMSU Chapter, Engr. Dr. Luke Uzoigwe has said that his union is not part of the indefinite strike action. He said “No, ASUU is on its own, we’re not part of strike”.

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