The action came after the state government’s denial of claims that it owes workers salaries and approval by the ASUU national for the Taraba state branch to begin the strike action in order to press home its demands.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Taraba State University chapter announced a comprehensive and ongoing strike action on Friday.
The action came after the state branch of ASUU received national approval to begin a strike to enforce its demands, and after the state government refuted claims that it owes workers’ salaries.
The government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, staff fractional salaries, and an unresolved staff pension and gratuity scheme, according to the Union, are the main reasons for the strike action.
The institution’s failure to implement agreements and the installation of perimeter fencing, according to Mr. Samuel Shitaa, the Taraba State University ASUU Chairman, are additional causes for the industrial action.
In a press release on Friday, Bala Dan-Abu, the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity, responded to ASUU’s action by claiming that the departing governor owed no worker salaries.