Tertiary

Senate Passes Resolution To Avert Impending Strike By SSANU, NASU

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a resolution to avert impending strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU).

This is coming after a motion by Sen. Barau Jibril, on the urgent need to avert the impending industrial action by the unions.

According to findings by schoolworld, Sen. Jibril cited order 42 and 45 of the Senate rule, saying both unions had issued a strike warning to the Federal Government.


Nigeria Senate Members. Photo: Premium Times
Nigeria Senate Members. Photo: Premium Times

Jibril stated that SSANU and NASU had indicated that their proposed planned strike was based on the inability of the Federal Government to grant their requests.

According to the Senator, the unions said their members were excluded from participating in the new pension administration approved for university lecturers.

He also explained that the unions said the payment of 20 per cent earned allowance to their members as against the payment pf 80 per cent to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

 

Barau said the planned strike, if allowed to go on would not be in the interest of the country’s tertiary institutions and maintained that the Senate owned it a duty to intervene in the proposed strike.

Senators Adamu Aliero and Chimaroke said the Senate must urgently intervene to avert the looming strike by both unions.

The Senate thereafter, resolved to invite the leadership of SSANU, NASU and ASUU to resolve the issue and also resolved to invite officials of the Ministry of Lbour and Productivity and Ministry of Education to address issues raised by the unions.

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