Wednesday 29th March, 2017
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You're free to join trade unions, VC tells PLASU workers

You're free to join trade unions, VC tells PLASU workers

The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, Prof Doknan Sheni, has admonished both academic and non-academic staff of the insti­tution to freely join any trade union of their choice.
He gave the advice in a press statement issued by the institution’s image-maker, Mr John Agams.
However, the VC’s recent stance might not have been informed by the feud that has been raging be­tween the Institution and SSANU over the suspension of the univer­sity’s chapter’s chairman and secre­tary for alleged misconducts.
Messrs Timnan Rimdap and Dusu Sambo, the interim Chair­man and Secretary of the local branch of SSANU, were suspended for three months, in letters signed by its Registrar, Amos Mallo, and dated January 27.
Rimdap is the head of the ICT unit, while Sambo is a staff of the Academic Planning unit.
The letters had hinged the sus­pension on management’s dissatis­faction with the duo’s responses to queries that bordered on indisci­pline and union matters.
Various communications on the issues culminated in the sus­pension of the officials, who were barred from entering the school unless permitted by the Vice Chan­cellor, Registrar or Chief Security Officer.
Miffed by the suspension of its members, SSANU’s national head­quarters, in a letter dated March 1, 2017, and signed by its National President, Mr Samson Ugwoke, demanded “an unconditional with­drawal of the suspension letters”.

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