The Plateau State University branch of the Senior Association of Nigerian Universities, according to Punch News, has urged the state government to release the N607m needed to pay earned allowances to staff members.
The union’s chairman, Mr. Timnan Rimdap made this known to press men on Wednesday in Bokkos, Plateau state. He also appealed to the state government to pay N132m gratuity arrears owed staff of the institution.
He also urged the institution’s governing council to include SSANU in the university’s committees on appointment, promotion, discipline and review of workers’ conditions of service.
“We have always been diplomatic in our approach; sometimes we issue ultimatums, but that is the way labor unions operate. We set time frames and deadlines to give employers the space to respond to our demands.
“We also need such deadlines to revert to members before deciding on the next line of action,” he stated.
NAN reports that SSANU, at its NEC meeting on the 5th of December 2018, advised its members to embark on a three-day protest, from Dec. 17 to 19, to draw government’s attention to the union’s concerns.