The association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso chapter, had said its members are being owed twenty-four months salary arrears.
In a statement signed by the President of the association, Ayobami Alabi and the General Secretary of the association, Abubakar Usman, said the arrears were accumulations of percentage salary payment from January 2016 to December 2017.
“We like to state categorically that our members and entire staff of the institution are still being owed in spite paying workers across the state, including tertiary institutions that we were receiving percentage salary together.
“It is painful and disheartening that LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has been left out even when salary arrears of other doctors working with the state Hospital Management Board were paid,” the statement read.
According to ARD, it is unfair and callous to unjustly leave out LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso in the payment of salary arrears.
“We are confident that individuals and groups frustrating the efforts of payment after due verification and auditing by the state agency saddled with the responsibility will soon be brought to book.”
The association has also called on the state government to promptly commence the payment of the 24 month outstanding salary arrears of workers in the institution to prevent a breakdown of the peaceful industrial harmony currently enjoyed.