Setback For Resumption As SSANU, NASU Begin Indefinite Strike

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities [SSANU] and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions [NASU] have announced an indefinite strike action.

The two bodies, on Friday, January 22, announced that all their chapters across all universities and inter-university centres will begin to strike on Friday, February 5.

In a statement released to pressmen, the bodies said they are giving a two-week notice and ultimatum to the federal government to entertain their demands beginning from today [Friday, January 22], AIT reports.

recall that prior to this announcement, NASU and SSANU had earlier agreed to embark on a three-day protest and strike.

The bodies on Sunday, January 10, announced that the planned industrial action will kick-off from Tuesday, January 12.

In a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] signed by the heads of the unions, unaddressed issues like irregularities in the IPPIS payment, the non-payment of earned allowances, and arrears of minimum wage, and the delay in the renegotiation of FGN-NASU and SSANU 2009 agreements were outlined.

Added to this, SSANU and NASU claimed other unresolved issues include the non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone staff members, arrogation of powers by teachers in the non-teaching units, the abandonment and poor funding of state universities by the federal government.

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