The LAUTECH workers are to appear before a verification committee of the universityâ€™s Governing Council before payment of their salaries.
This exercise, according to our source was initiated by the owner states, Oyo and Osun states to make sure ghost workers are exempted from collecting salaries from the limited funds available.
The universityâ€™s wage bill is said to be â€œhugeâ€.
Initially, the workersâ€™ unions, under the Joint Action Committee (JAC), kicked against the move and threatened to down tools.
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However, the institutionâ€™s Public Relations Officer, Mr Lekan Fadeyi, said the workers were not going on strike and had agreed to appear before the committee with some documents.
â€œIt is not true we want to go on strike. In fact, a strike is far from our minds right now. We had a congress today (Tuesday) and it was unanimous that members of staff should appear before the committee. It is a routine thing â€“ nothing special. We were told by the Secretary of JAC what documents we should take to the screening.
â€œThey will check the employment letter and last promotion letter and your I.D. to show that you are a staff and you will get paid immediately. Nobody is disagreeing on anything,â€ he said.
Fadeyi added that students were writing their examinations and the institution preparing for the holidays.
â€œA new session starts in January,â€ he said.
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