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Osun Govt Grants Approval Recognising ASUSS As Independent Trade Union

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Gov Gboyega Oyetola

The Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has granted approval recognising the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS as an independent Trade Union.

This is contained in a letter signed by Mr O.A Omishakin on behalf of the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building and addressed to ASUSS Chairman in the State, Comrade Adediran Olusegun.

The letter says the Governor’s approval is in compliance with constitutional and Administrative provisions.

The letter reads in part;” In consonance with constitutional and administrative provisions, the state Government of Osun has dispassionately consider your request to severe relationship with the Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT and operate as an independent In Union…”

The Governor also directs that all entitlements due other unions be accorded to ASUSS. ” I am to inform you that His Excellency, the Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has approved that due official recognition be granted your Union forthwith with requisite entitlement and privileges commensurate to what other Unions in that category enjoin”.

The statement adds that all relevant labour centers as well as ministries, Departments and Agencies of Federal and State Governments are being informed of the development so as to accord ASUSS necessary recognition.

The Government also direct all agencies and relevant stakeholders in the Education sector to take note of the development, particularly in relations to all deductions and remittance of check-off dues to ASUSS coffers.

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