All the labour unions operating in Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, have ordered their members to commence immediate and indefinite industrial action, to press home their demand for payment of their unpaid salaries and allowances.
Strong feelers emanating from Imo State Polytechnic, IMOPOLY, Umuagwo, revealed that the workers are equally spoiling for war over their unpaid salaries since 2016.
IMSU workers, who spoke to Vanguard on Tuesday, confirmed that no staff of the institution have been paid a dime in the past three months.
When journalists contacted the university’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Nze Ralph Njoku Obi, he confirmed the development but denied that varying levies and fees have surreptitiously been reintroduced into the institution.
Meanwhile, the IMOPOLY branch of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, have served notice of an impending industrial action to the school’s management.
The resolution to this effect was unanimously taken during an emergency general meeting held last Monday, in the school.
They not only rejected the 30 percent cut in their salary but also urged the state government and school management to live up to their statutory obligations to workers.
The workers equally insisted that “all arrears of migration and promotions must be paid without further delay”, stressing that “failure to do so before April 6, 2016, the Union will no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the institution”.