Strike: SSANU, NAAT, NASU May Meet FG Thursday

The non-teaching members of staff of Nigerian universities on Monday said they would meet to decide on a date to meet with the Federal Government over the indefinite strike embarked upon by the unions.

The non-teaching members of staff of universities under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee had threatened to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11 over the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement.

The President of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Mr. Samson Ugwoke,  made this known in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

“We have commenced the strike today (Monday); the strike is total, comprehensive and indefinite. We only just got a letter from the Ministry of Labour and Employment inviting us for a meeting today.

“But, it is not something I alone can decide but the JAC as it involves other unions, we have to come together and take that decision on when to meet with the Federal Government,” he said.

The unions under the JAC are the National Association of Academic Technologists, Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and the Associated Institutions and SSANU.

The demands of the unions include the payment of earned allowances to members, a review of the governance system in universities,  improved funding in line with UNESCO recommendations, provisions of infrastructure in universities, payment of salary shortfall being owed members and the implementation of the National Industrial Court judgment on university staff schools, registration of NUPEMCO.


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