A comprehensive and indefinite strike action has been announced by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Taraba State University chapter on Friday.
The action followed approval by the ASUU national to the state branch to commence the strike action to press home its demands and the state government’s rebuttal of claims that it does not owe workers salaries.
The Union said the strike action is hinged on the government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional salaries to staff, and unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme.
Mr Samuel Shitaa, the Taraba State University ASUU Chairman, confirmed that other reasons for the industrial action include the institution’s non-implementation of agreements and perimeter fencing.
Reacting to ASUU’s, action the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Bala Dan-Abu in a press statement on Friday, said the outgoing governor owed no worker salaries.