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Ibadan poly workers reject Oyo govt salary scale

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Members of staff of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, have rejected the Oyo State Tertiary Education Salary scale published by the Oyo State Government for workers in the state-owned polytechnic as well as College of Education.

The decision was contained in a communiqué issued after a meeting of the workers.

The communiqué, obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday, was signed by the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Polytechnics, Biodun Abegunde; Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union, Ibraheem Akande, and a representative of the teaching staff, Mr T.M. Oyebol.

The workers said the governing council of the institution was the only body saddled with discussion on salary and emolument matters, and not the Ministry of Education or any of its agents.

They described as absurd the salary scale, stressing that collapsing salaries of polytechnics and colleges of education without taking their peculiarities into consideration was a grave error on the part of the state government.

“The odious draft of the Oyo State Tertiary Education Salary Scale has struck out housing allowance for workers in The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

“It is observed that a salary table from all institutions of comparable status in Nigeria captures basic and rent allowances. These are used in calculating pension and gratuity, thus anything at variance with this is not acceptable to the workers of The Polytechnic, Ibadan,” the communiqué said.
Source: Punch

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