By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—THE Academic Staff Union of Universities and other unions in the University of Ibadan have now drawn a battle line with the school management over part payment of their salaries and arrears from January 2016 to May.
The Chairman Academic Staff Unions of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole disclosed yesterday that the unions had endured enough and “reached the limit, adding that they have resolved to receive their full salaries from the Federal Government and not part-payment of their salaries again.”
While demanding full payment of salaries and arrears of five months owed his members, Omole stressed that the UI ASUU had told the Vice Chancellor to pay all staff in full in May and not part-payment, saying life had become difficult for them.
He said, “Since January 2016, salaries have not been paid in full and deduction were not remitted and we have been showing understanding because we were told things will change once the budget is signed by the president but immediately after signing the budget he implemented increment is fuel pump price rather than meeting our welfare needs.
Reacting, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka explained that the Federal Government is presently owing the institution the sum of N782 million as shortfall on personnel cost.
He hinted that the shortfall had compelled the university not to be able to pay full salaries and remit full deductions to staff unions and cooperatives.