MOUAU: Union Threatens Strike Over Maladministration, Insensitivity and Ill-treatment of Staff By The VC Prof. F. O Otunta…….
This University is now known for everything inhuman, everything negativity, everything abnormality. As I speak with you our grievances are many: from delayed promotion appraisal of which its arrears is not paid, to staff victimization, our member’s promotions are hanging without moral justification.
As a law abiding and peace loving union on campus, we have written memo upon memo over one case among many, restoration of the Occupational Hazard Allowance, we’ve taken this case to Alternative Dispute Resolution Center [ARDC] chaired by the wife of the Vice Chancellor on campus Barr. Mrs Bertha Nnenna Otunta, we have lobbied and also sought for the intervention the Governing Council led by H.E Alhaji Mohammed Zayyana, it might surprise you that all these failed as the University management led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta sat on this Allowance, and we have no other option than our resolve to approach the Industrial Arbitration Panel of which it’s notice has been communicated to the management on the 22nd of January,2020 with a three weeks grace period for the management to restore this allowance and commence payment of its arrears.
To add salt to injury, this insensitive Government led by the controversial Professor of mathematics directed the Bursar Mr. Joseph Kalu Fca, to send a political reply without time or even form of commitment hence this press conference.
In his response with a letter dated 4th February 2020 the Bursar stated thus: