Indefinite strike: ASUU chairman sues FUOYE over suspension
Gabriel Omonijo, Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has hailed the organization’s administration under the watchful eye of the National Industrial Court in Akure over his uncertain suspension.
NAN reports that Omonijo in a suit recorded on April 29 by Funmi Falana and Taiwo Olawanle from Falana and Falana’s Chambers, affirmed that his uncertain suspension without pay by the college was illicit and damaged the arrangements of the Trade Union Act.
He contended that his suspension did not pursue fair treatment as stipulated in the college’s Conditions of Service which was an exemplification of the Acts that built up the foundation.
The association chief said the insightful board that prescribed his suspension to the college was one-sided dependent on its biased arrangement.
Omonijo said that his suspension without pay by the college was “wrong and uncalled for”, guaranteeing that he was just welcomed in regard of the charges made in the appeal by ASUU to the Minister of Education.
He expressed further that the analytical board saddled with the duty of examining the charges made in the request to the priest swung round to put him on suspension without pay because of his situation as the Chairman of ASUU in the organization.
The petitioner, be that as it may, drew in the administrations of Falana and Falana’s Chambers, which composed the college vide a letter dated March 11, 2019, illuminating it regarding the lawlessness of the constitution of the analytical board, among others.
He said that the college reacted vide a letter dated March 15, and marked by the Acting Registrar, Mrs. Olayinka Ajayi, expressing that the issues brought up in the said letter were getting the consideration of the college experts.
The association chief said that the college was yet to review him from the suspension since February 14, 2019, regardless of a few endeavors made to determine the issues that prompted his “hurried suspension.”
Omonijo, be that as it may, looking for the revelation of the court that his suspension without pay by the college experts in letters dated February 14 and February 15, 2019, as invalid and void.
He asked the court to arrange/direct the college specialists to reestablish him to his status as Senior Lecturer and to pay his “compensations, recompenses and qualifications from February 2019 till the judgment is given in this suit.”
He additionally looked for a request limiting the college from further meddling with his rights, benefits, and execution of his obligations as the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Oye-Ekiti branch.