DELSU under lock and key as management, non-teaching staff at daggers drawn

TONY ARUGBA, ABRAKA

Following the six days warning strike embarked upon by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff union of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, the university is currently under lock and key, The Pointer has learnt.

The union had last week Wednesday commenced a six-day-warning strike due to the management of the university’s inability to meet its demands.

The strike is coming one week after the expiration of a seven day ultimatum given to the university by the union.

The demands are that the short fall of 2014 and 2015 promotion arrears 40 per cent be paid without further delay; that the 2016 staff promotion be implemented immediately; that the arrears that have accrued from 2016 staff promotion be paid without further delay.

This reporter who visited site one, two and three observed that the exit gates in the three sites were open and served dual purposes while the entry gates were under lock and key.

Further findings show that all offices were locked apart from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of the university in Site Two.

Reacting to the development, the public relations officer of the university, Mr. Freeborn Agabi, stated: “ I’m not aware of any letter from the unions to the management that it wants to embark on a strike, so; I cannot respond to it. I will get back to you when more information emerges.”

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