The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, (RUGIPO) lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) have threatened a showdown with the management and state government over their 13 months of unpaid salaries.
The lecturers who threatened not to be part of the first-semester examination of the institution which starts June 13, lamented that some members of the union have been living from hand to mouth and could not afford to take proper care of their families due to the unpaid salaries.
The lecturers also threatened to embark on industrial action to pursue their demands for payment of the outstanding 13 months salary, if the state government fais to pay their salary before next week.
In a communique signed by the Union’s Chairman, Arikawe Ade and Secretary, Fapetu Damilola at the end of the congress said there is no going back on the industrial strike.
The union, before arriving at the decision said that the hardship and challenges of the current price of fuel on their members and attendance to their official duties is making it extremely difficult.