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Varsity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike Feb 5

Friday, 22 January 2021

Varsity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike Feb 5
SSANU, NASU

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) will commence a nationwide strike from February 15, 2021.

The JAC of SSANU and NASU led by the National President of SSANU, Comrade Mohammed Ibrahim and General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday.

The group stated that the strike is due to the Federal Government’s handling of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System(IPPIS), sharing formula of the N40 billion earned academic allowances and non-payment of arrears of the new minimum wage.

Also Read: N40bn Allowance: SSANU, NASU Threaten Strike

The group stated that out of the seven issues under contention, only one was partially resolved.

Recall the unions embarked on a three-day protest across the nation last week to bring awareness to their plight.

JAC said, “It is in line with the resolution of our members nationwide that the leadership of the joint action committee of NASU and SSANU hereby resolve as follows;

“That members of NASU and SSANU shall embark on an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike with effect from midnight of Friday, 5th February 2021.

“That two weeks’ notice effective from today, Friday 22nd January 2021, is hereby given to government and relevant stakeholders of this development,” the JAC president said.

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via: Information Nigeria

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