In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

We Are Nonetheless On Strike

We Are Still On Strike

ASUU

Based on a report by Vanguard, the steps to reopen the faculties could meet a brick wall, as workers unions in faculties, particularly these owned by the FG, have sounded warning strike, whereas these already on strike, could not again out but.

Commenting on the event, the Nationwide President of the Educational Employees Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, advised Vanguard that the union’s ongoing strike would proceed.


“We began out industrial motion earlier than the outbreak of Coronavirus illness within the nation. All the problems we raised are but to be addressed. The federal government is free to open their faculties, identical to our members are additionally entitled to their dues.

“As we communicate, our members are being owed between three to 6 months of salaries. The federal government’s so-called fund saving platform, the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Info System, IPPIS, is a colossal failure. Aside from that, the federal government is but to take any step to revitalise schooling sector amongst others,” he mentioned.

Ogunyemi mentioned although ASUU had been invited to a gathering by the federal government, it could wait and see what occurs, including that ASUU was at all times out there for negotiation.

He added that if the federal government didn’t attain an settlement with the union earlier than the reopening date, ASUU members wouldn’t resume work.

Equally, the Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Educational Employees Union, NASU, appearing beneath the aegis of the Joint Motion Committee, JAC, on Friday additionally mentioned they might begin a two-week warning strike from October 5.

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Addressing newsmen in Lagos, the Department Chairmen of UNILAG Chapters of SSANU and NASU, Olusola Sowunmi and Kehinde Ajibade, mentioned the federal government had reneged on its guarantees to them.

The unions accused the FG of deceiving their leaders into accepting IPPIS. Itemizing their calls for, the unions mentioned there have been quite a lot of inconsistencies within the cost of salaries to members, and the non-payment of Earned Allowances to members.

Others are the delay within the renegotiation of FGN/NASU and SSANU Agreements, in addition to the non-payment of retirement advantages to retired members.

In addition they accused the instructing workers of usurping the headship of non-teaching items.

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