In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, October, 2020

SSANU, NASU Start Warning Strike

SSANU, NASU Begin Warning Strike

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The Non-Tutorial Workers Union of Academic and Related Establishments (NASU) and the Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has notified the federal authorities that of the graduation of its 14-day warning strike right this moment.

 

In a letter dated September 28, 2020, collectively signed by the Common Secretary of NASU, Mr. Peters Adeyemi, and SSANU President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, and addressed to department Chairmen of NASU and SSANU, the unions stated the choice to embark on a 14-day warning strike was in success of their risk to start the motion as quickly because the federal authorities directs universities to renew tutorial actions.

 

The letter learn partly: “Kindly recall earlier data on the above subject material whereby it was conveyed that the Joint Motion Committee of NASU and SSANU would embark on a 14-day industrial motion instantly universities resume following the COVID-19 lockdown.

“Following the latest directives from the Nationwide Universities Fee (NUC) to Vice-Chancellors for the quick resumption/secure reopening of universities, you might be hereby directed to start a 14-day warning strike efficient from October 5 to 19, 2020.”

 

The 2 unions stated the warning strike may flip into full-blown industrial motion if their grievances aren’t addressed by the federal authorities.

 

They listed their grievances to incorporate, inconsistencies of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Data System (IPPIS) within the fee of salaries of their members; non-payment of arrears of earned allowances being owed NASU and SSANU members regardless of varied memoranda of understanding; non-payment of arrears of nationwide minimal wage to their members and non-payment of retirement advantages to outgone members.

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The non-academic workers unions additionally alleged lack of seriousness and delays by the federal government within the renegotiation of the 2009 FG/NASU and SSANU agreements; usurpation of the headship of non-teaching items by tutorial workers in clear violation of circumstances of service and institution procedures; neglect and poor funding of state universities; and corruption within the college system.

 

Additionally they cited non-constitution of visitation panels for the colleges according to the legal guidelines as different developments which are impacting negatively on their members.

“Please word that this warning strike is a prelude to a full-blown, whole and indefinite industrial motion if the grievances highlighted above aren’t correctly addressed,” the unions warned.

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