The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have both threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to consider their demands. Solomon Alfa, National Vice President of SSANU for the north, disclosed this s during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
The two unions had embarked on a 5-day warning strike on August 18, 2019 over the refusal of government on renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/University staff unions’ agreement, earned allowances of workers and university staff school owed.
Chairman of Joint Action Committee (JAC)/SSANU at the university, Comrade Uche Onyedi, explained that the warning strike broke out over issues bordering on Earned Allowances, non reinstatement of staff laid off from universities’ staff schools by the federal government and the issue of renegotiation of its 2009 agreement with the government.
He stated that members of NASU and SSANU would return to their duty posts at the end of the 5-day warning strike as the JAC will decide the next line of action.
To this end, the JAC of NASU and SSANU is calling on the Federal Government to expedite action in addressing the issues raised by the JAC to avert imminent ‘mother of all strikes’ in the university sector.
It tasked the populace to condemn the act by government with a view to correcting itself.