Unpaid salaries: TASCE workers embark on hunger strike

Posted by Olayinka Olukoya, Abeokuta | 8 January 2019 | 986 times

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Academic and Non-Academic Staff of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu, Ijebu, in Odogbolu Local Government Area, have gone on hunger strike over non-payment of their 28 months salaries by Ibikunle Amosun- led administration.

The workers’ vowed to embark on total strike by the end of January if the state government failed to pay them, lamenting that all negotiating means have been exhausted to ensure their demands were attended to.

The workers on Monday organised a spiritual exercise tagged “White Monday” where prayers were offered in both Muslims and Christian ways within the institution premises.

Speaking shortly after the prayers, the chairman, Coalition of TASCE staff, Dr Dan Aborisade, told newsmen that the exercise became imperative in view of the fact that they have lost no fewer than 48 members in the struggle.

“The spiritual controls the physical, and we need to commit everything we are doing into God’s hand. We held a prayer session last year December where we all put on black and we tagged the prayer session ‘Black Thursday’.

“We are having this prayer session so as to tell God about our predicament. We are having this with the belief that God has answered our prayers.”

“We have embarked on spiritual cleansing such as fasting, vigils, among others over our hard earn money and we know God has answered us,” he said.

He also noted that government is owing them several months of unremitted pension and cooperative deductions.

Sourced from a Tribune report 

Source: News Express

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