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Welcome back to school ...ASUU suspends 36-Day old National Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has conditionally suspended the strike it embarked upon 36 days ago. The union said that the suspension has time line for the Federal Government to implement what was contained in the memorandum of action the two parties entered into. 

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi said in event the government in her characteristic mature failed to implement the agreement, the union will not hesitate to take appropriate action, adding that all the items on the list have a time line.

ASUU and the Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige begun a meeting on Monday (8/09/2017) at 4pm which dragged for about 4 hours before agreement was reached on all contending issues. At 8pm, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said all the gray areas have been sorted out and an agreement reached. 

He said that members of the union had insisted that they were tired of having agreements that are not implemented, pointing out that the content of the agreement was taken from the series of meeting with the union since the commencement of the strike. He said further that that both the government and the union understood themselves and agreed in several issues, assuring that the agreement reached will be implemented by the government in line with available resources. 

Areas of agreement include:
- Funding for revitalization of public Universities,
- Issue of Earn Academic Allowances,
- Issue of University Staff Schools,
- The implementation of the judgement of the National Industrial Court and 
- National Universities Pension 

1 comment:

  1. Easier said than done. The government of the federation is too cunning. It is very possible that these terms won't still be implemented. Lecturers would be threatened with the "no work no pay" slogan, and the frightened ones will either resign or be forced to teach under uncomfortable working conditions. God will help this country Nigeria. Amen.

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