Three unions of Lagos State University, LASU, on Monday complied with the five-day warning strike by the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the unions in the institution to press home their demands.
Saheed Oseni, Chairman, SSANU-LASU Chapter, said all administrative activities in the institution had been grounded as its non-academic staff had downed tools following the directive by JAC.
He said that machineries, such as the strike monitoring team, were in place to ensure that all staff fully complied with the action. Mr. Oseni urged the government to do the needful and attend to the issues raised by the unions’ national leaders before the warning strike elapsed.
“But we will await further directive from our leaders on the next line of action if the government does otherwise, as failure to do the needful, will be unacceptable to the unions,” he said.
Albert Agosu, NASU-LASU chairman, also confirmed that the union members in the institution had commenced strike as directed.
“Henceforth, for the five days declared, the strike will be total as directed,” he said.
The JAC of the unions said in a statement that the warning strike became effective on January 16, due the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreements with the unions.
Written by Okolo Ezinne