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ASUU OAU Calls Off Internal Strike; School To Resume Activities Soon

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Following the suspension of the lingering 8 months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ASUU OAU met today to decide the fate of OAU students. We could recall that even before the general strike, ASUU OAU had embarked on strike due to internal issues. The congress met at 11:00 am today, October 17, 2022. Below is the minute of the meeting.

RESOLUTIONS OF THE CONGRESS HELD ON MON, 17 October 2022 AT 11.00 Am

Congress was called to order at 11.32 am. Chairman welcomed members to the congress. He announced a saddened demise of Professor Bamidele Faleye of the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling who died on Saturday,15″October 2022. Congress observed a minute silence in his honour and was led in prayer sessions, Professor Abel Afen led prayer in the Christian way while Dr. Soheed Adekolekun led the prayer in Islamic way. Apologies for the absence were noted.

Congress noted the public notice inviting members of the university community to Health Awareness and Screening that would run from Wednesdoy, 19 to Friday 21,October 2022 at the Health Centre Annex, along Rood 7. Members were also notified of Special Health Management Training to be organized by Lifestyle Medicine Centre which would hold on 28 October,2022. Members were encouraged to be part of these Programmes Report from NEC for NEC: Chairman gave a report of the NEC for NEC meeting that held on Wednesday/Thursday, 12/13.10.2022. Main highlight of the report was the suspension of the eight (8)months old strike action embarked upon by the union to press home demands for decent work environment and better welfare package for its members.

Congress noted the actions of the Minister of Labour to ensure proscription of ASUU which eventually amounted to nullity. Congress also noted that the strike was suspended in obedience to the Court of Appeal order. Congress also noted and commended the resoluteness and doggedness of the Principal Officers of the union during the period of the struggle.

AoB:

  • Local Strike

NEC has approved the suspension of ASUU OAU local strike that was declored on 31″ Jonuery,2022 to demond for the poyment of the EAA from the previous University Administration,Congress noted the need to consider the plight of our members,respect the interest of our students and the need te honer the new Vice Chanceller Tao

  • Election

NEC has approved November 16,2022 as election date for ASUU OAU.

Resolution

Congress resolved to uphold the suspension of both the national and local strike octions os directed by NEC.The suspension of the strikes was officially pronounced af the ASUU OAU Congress held on Monday,17″October 2022 at exactly 12:27pm.
Congress rose at about 12.28pm 17/10/2022

Adeola Egbedokun Ph.D.
Chairperson

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