Members of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and non-academic staff union (NASU) in College of Education, Ikere, Ekiti State ,yesterday, marched on the college to protest eight months unpaid salary.
As a result of this protest, Acedemic activities has been suspended.
The angry workers were chanting solidarity songs blocked the College’s main gate for two days.
The protest which started on Monday and continued on Tuesday, the protest was spearheaded by members of the non-academic staff union (NASU) but was joined by members of the College of Education Academic Staff Union ( COEASU ).
The Provost, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua, was accused by the workers of allegedly holding on to three months salaries they claimed was released by the state government to offset part of the arrears
Some of their placards read “We are dying of hunger, pay our salaries,” “No salaries, no exam,” “A Labourer deserves his wages,” “Madam Provost, pay our salaries,” “Denying workers of their rights is cruel,” among others.
The workers said they won’t resume at their duty posts until they receive salary alerts.