Cheering news emanating from the Lagos State University has it that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Lagos State University chapter (SSANU-LASU), has suspended its two-month-old strike.

The union conveyed this decision in a letter to Chairman of the Lagos State University Governing Council, Olabode Agusto, after its Congress on August 1.

It said it took the decision after it had reviewed and considered among others, the assurance by the university management and the council to resolve the union’s demand on outstanding promotions at the next council meeting slated for August 29.

Also, the union resolved to suspend the strike in a bid to allow the university to successfully hold the on-going 19th convocation ceremonies.

It, however, requested the council to assist in ensuring the release of June and July salaries of its members which had been withheld during the strike period.

It would be recalled that the union began its strike action to press home demand on issues relating to promotion of SSANU members, implementation of the Universities Miscellaneous Provision Act among others.
Chairman, SSANU-LASU, Saheed Oseni, had said the union felt cheated because the issues of SSANU and ASUU are almost similar and that ASUU had been attended to leaving out the SSANU.

“We believe that if there are similar issues affecting every union on campus, all should be treated equally. If the Council attended to ASUU issues, then it behoves on them to attend to SSANU too,” he added.

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