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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

IMSU On Strike



Lecturers of Imo State University have proceeded on an indefinite strike, this online newspaper was informed

The strike is coming barely few days it held its convocation ceremony. Over 50,000 students took part in the event. 

The strike confirms INNONEWS.COM story last week the lecturers planned the strike but shelved it after the institution's convocation. 

 Rising from its congress before the convocation ceremony, the lecturers under Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatened to embark on the strike but decided the shelve it after the convocation  of  graduating students. 

Again, non- payment of salaries is the bone of contention as they lamented over 30% salary deduction from their January salary.

Workers in Imo State were paid 70% of their salaries for the month of January which attracted widespread outrage and resentment from the workers.

Though they collected the cheques, they threatened to embark on an indefinite strike to express their displeasure over the salary cut.

While labour explained that the 30% will be paid at a later date when the revenue of the State increase, this has not gone down well with the workers in the State.

There are also feelers that lecturers at Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo may follow suit in the strike as reports indicate that they  are insisting that  school fees of students  should be used to make up  the 30% shortfall in their salaries.

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