The standoff between the Oyo State Government and the workers of the six state-owned tertiary institutions took another turn on Wednesday as members of the Joint Action Forum of Non-academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated institutions have rejected a negotiation team setup by the Oyo State Joint Action Committee of all staff unions.
This is contained in a decision extracts released by Secretary of NASU JAF – Comrade Oyeniji Oyewale after a meeting of the leadership of the Unions from The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa; Emmanuel Alayande college of Education, Oyo; The Oke-ogun Polytechnic, Saki; Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igboora and Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate.
The forum declared that the JAC of the six state tertiary institution that negotiated the new minimum wage with the Oyo State Commissioner for Education on 22nd December, 2020 has no locus standi to do so on behalf of the statutory Unions because a vote of no confidence has been passed on the leadership of the committee.
Read the full Decision Extract:
JOINT ACTION FORUM OF NON-ACADEMIC STAFF UNION (NASU) OF STATE OWNED TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, OYO STATE
Date: 30th Dec., 2020
At the meeting of Joint Action Forum of Non-Academic Staff Union of the six state tertiary institutions held at the NASU, Oyo State council office on 30th December, 2020. The leadership of the union present at the meeting unanimously agreed as follows:
1. That the JAC of the six state tertiary institution that negotiated the new minimum wage with the Honorable commissioner on 22nd December,2020 has no locus standi to do so on behalf of the statutory Unions since, the passage of Vote of no confidence on the leadership.
2. That the expunged of Rent allowance from the table of new minimum wage is quite unacceptable because no paper to prove the decision beyond reasonable doubt.
3. The idea of bringing consolidated Basic salary, might invariably leading to increase in the proposed Tax that may rather make the entire benefits from the new minimum wage, a payback to the government.
4. That 100% new minimum wage should be approved as adopted in the table of the National Salaries and wages Commission.
5. That NASU as a body consider the agreement on new minimum wage as approved by the state government unacceptable.
Comrade Oyeniji Oyewale T.
Secretary, NASU JAF