The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have disclosed that they will be embarking on “an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike” from February 5th.
The Sun Newspaper report that the committee explained that it is giving the Government two weeks till February 5th to address its demands, else the industrial action will commence.
Meanwhile, the unions had embarked on a fourteen-day warning strike between 5th and 19th of October 2020 in protest of several issues bordering on the welfare of their members. The warning strike culminated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 20th of October, 2020 between the representatives of the unions and the government.
“The ongoing industrial tensions in the University System stem from the failure of Government to respect Collective Bargaining Agreements entered into with the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU.”
“Out of sight of the issues, only one has been partially resolved while the other seven have not been attended to by Government, three months after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed,” he said.
The eight issues for which an MoU was signed are Inconsistencies in IPPIS payment, Non-payment of earned allowances, Non-payment of arrears of National Minimum Wage, Delay in the renegotiation of FGN/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, Non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members.
Credit: The Sun