A group, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), has warned the lecturers in Osun state tertiary institutions not to be carried away with the agreement they entered with the state government.
Lecturers in tertiary institutions in the state had on Wednesday suspended their four months old strike after signing memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government.
In the MoU, the state government agreed to withdraw the suit instituted against the lecturers in concurrence with the suspension of the strike action.
Both parties also agreed that salaries from January to June, 2015 and deductions for same period would be paid within seven days.
Chief-of-Staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola after signing the agreement on behalf of the government assured that government will honour the agreement to the letter.
But the DSM in a statement jointly signed by its state coordinator and secretary, Alfred Adegoke and Kola Ibrahim respectively, urged the lecturers and their unions to begin the process of piling pressure on the government to implement the agreement as well as fund education properly.
“We appreciate the decision of the lecturers to suspend the strike for the sake of the students. This we hope will cement a principled relationship between the students and the staff.
“The struggle and partial victory that forced the Rauf Aregbesola led government to the negotiating table show that struggle pays.
“We enjoin lecturers, their unions (ASUP, COEASU, CASUOSTI) and students not to rest on their oars.”
– Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo