July 15, 2014 – The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of University(ASUU) has called off its six weeks old strike.
In a memo to Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of LASU, the striking lecturers noted that congress met on Monday and reviewed the strike it embarked upon since 20th May, 2014 and decided to suspend the strike.
Signed by Chairman, LASU chapter of ASUU, Dr. Kunle Idris, the lecturers noted that after serious deliberation on the Governing Council’s position, the congress agreed to suspend the strike in the interest of all.
“The Congress of ASUU LASU met today Monday, July 14, 2014 and reviewed the strike action it embarked upon on May 20, 2014. After exhaustive deliberation on the Governing Council’s letter ref: LASU/PRO-CHAN/ASUU/31 of July 11, 2014, the Congress took some decisions.
“The Congress suspended the strike action but resolved that discussions on the outstanding issues identified by members should be continued by the executive members. Congress believes that the letters and spirit of the Resolutions reached with the University Administration and the University Appointments and Promotions (Acad) Committee; and of the Governing Council shall hold.
“This letter, therefore, serves to notify the Governing Council and the University Administration that the Academic Staff of LASU has effective from 1500 hours, Monday, July 14, 2014 resumed the teaching aspect of their duties.”
The LASU chapter of ASUU met with the management of the school 2 July in which certain resolutions were reached.
The parties at the meeting agreed that in the area of promotion, it is an ongoing exercise, and any academic staff meriting promotion, shall be so promoted, following established procedures.
The meeting noted that some of the outstanding promotion cases had earlier been taken and that all other outstanding cases of promotion should be forwarded to the University Appointments and Promotions (Academic) Committee according to established procedures.
Edited by Omamurhomuapho Thomas