The Management of Federal College of Education, FCE (Technical) Bichi in Kano State has on Wednesday said they were on top of the situation to address issues raised by the College’s Academic Staff Union, COEASU, who had embarked on a one-week warning strike.
The Provost, Prof. Bashir Muhammad Fagge who stated this while addressing a press conference to react to the issues raised by the union, said it has put all mechanisms in place to address the issues.
Prof. Fagge said they were currently on a negotiation table with the union body to resolve the issues amicably.
Recalled that the union had embarked on a one-week strike over issues ranging from nonremittance of N25 million outstanding FCE (T) staff multipurpose cooperative society deductions, nonpayment of 10 months peculiar academic allowance, decay in academic infrastructures and environment, insecurity, and lawlessness on campus among others
According to the Provost, “there is bound to be disagreement or skirmishes between the employer and employee because the relationship between the duo is usually characterized by these but it is always the issue of resolving the issue through dialogue.