The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU , Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (ASUU-KUST) has expressed dismayed over the payment of amputated salary to its members for the month of February 2022 by the University Administration.
This formed part of the decision of the union at a congress meeting held on March 15th, 2022.
According to a statement issued by the Union Chairman , Muhammad Sani Gaya and Secretary, Murtala Muhammad on Monday, said this primitive and inhumane action is illegal, unacceptable and condemnable in all its ramifications and must therefore be discontinued.
‘’The information made available to the Union by the University Administration claimed that the payment of the amputated salary was predicated by the State Government removal of the consequential adjustment from the University Salary for the month of February,’’ the statement said.
‘’The union viewed this commission by the State Government as a sad development, insensitive and an apparent violation and infringement of Part 1 section 4 subsection 1 of the Labour Act that preserves the sanctity of workers entitlements.’’
‘’The Union noted that while the economic downturn is severely having it’s impact on workers wages, the government has worsen the situation by deducting worker’s remunerations. ‘’
‘’We hope for the purpose of posterity, the State Government will endeavor to continue to win the confidence and good will of workers by coming up with popular policies in order to leave a good legacy. Therefore, the union is strongly calling on the State Government to immediately refund what was so deducted from the University Salary for the month of February 2022. ‘’
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