BREAKING: NASU, SSANU suspend nationwide strike
After three months, The Non-Teaching Staff of Nigerian universities on Wednesday announced the suspension of their strike action.
The staff, members of three unions, made of the Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), announced the suspension of the three month and 10 days old strike.
Samson Ugwoke, the National Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the three unions announced suspension on Wednesday at a press briefing.
He said members of the three unions have been directed to resume on March 15, 2018.
“We shall not hesitate to resume the strike if government reneges on the agreements reached or delays in any aspects,” he said.
The workers commenced the strike on December 4, 2017.
Recall TheNewsGuru had yesterday reported that the federal government says it will source for N8 billion within five weeks to pay the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a resolution reached after a reconciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities in Abuja.
The resolution was jointly signed by Mr. Ngige, NAAT President, Sani Suleiman, NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, SSANU President Samson Ugwoke and Anthony Anwukah, Minister of State for Education.
Ngige, also said part of the eight billion would also be used to pay members of the Academic Staff Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and the University of llorin (UNILORIN), who were not paid at the last disbursement.
He also said that the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission was to rework the December 15 Call Circular on University Staff Schools.