Nigerian University Workers Announces Warning Strike

Workers in Nigerian Universities have announced a warning industrial action which is begin commence on Monday, 19th of August to 23rd of August, 2019 to press the Federal Government in meeting their demands.

The Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU) had ealier planned for a nationwide protest on the 15th of July ahead of an indefinite strike over the falure of the FG to implement its agreement with them.

This is coming four months after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended their two-month old strike.

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Nigerian University Workers Union. Photo: Premium Times

In a letter signed by the Chairman of JAC, Samson Ugwoke which was made available to pressmen on Friday morning, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and NASU stated that the one-week strike is following a fourteen-day ultimatum given to the FG.

The unions made it known that the contending issues include payment of earned allowances, university staff school matter, renegotiation of 2019FGN/Unions agreement among others.

“At expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, Sunday 18 August 2019, without a positive response from the FGN, members shall proceed on a 5-day warning strike in all branches from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2019,” the letter stated.

“You are therefore directed to properly mobilize our members for this action. All defaulting branches shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please the guided,” the letter added.

Abdussobur Salaam, the spokesperson of the union, made it known to newsmen that the union also met with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education led by the Permanent Secretary last week.

“While the meeting appeared successful on its face value, the resolutions are yet to be backed up by any correspondence as agreed at the meeting,” Salaam stated.

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