FUNAAB striking employees resume
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Academic activities have resumed at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) after a strike by the three Unions of the institution.
The Unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), had embarked on an indefinite strike following some disagreement with the school authorities over an improved welfare.
The University in a statement by the Directorate of Public Relations in Abeokuta yesterday directed prospective candidates to check the admission requirements into respective Degree Programmes and further details on the University Admission Portal, http://admission.unaab.edu.ng.
The Head of the Directorate, Mrs. Emi Alawode in the statement stated that the restoration of normalcy followed an agreement between the management and the affected Unions on the disputed issues.
She mentioned some of the demands the institution’s management agreed with the striking workers.
According to her, “Productivity bonus has been granted to staff, as morale boosters and to cushion the effects of the austere period the entire nation is facing.”
“Advertisements to fill the existing vacancies for various positions have been published, which underscores the University Management’s passionate belief in staff development. Hence, relevant staff are being encouraged to present additional qualifications, when such qualifications are acquired, for lateral conversion, subject to approved budgetary provision.”
“The process for the 2016 conversion exercise which commenced earlier in the year, would be concluded within the shortest period of time. Provision for others would be made appropriately within the 2017 budget, since the exercise is a continuous one.”
“In furtherance to the Management’s determination to maintain a conducive working environment for its workforce, additional working tools and equipment are being provided for Environmental Officers and other personnel, to enhance productivity”.
“The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta appreciates all stakeholders for the confidence reposed in the University, while assuring that FUNAAB is determined to maintain its focus on attaining a world-class status and remaining one of the most beautiful, peaceful and academically-sound universities in the country”.