Tag: Industrial Action

Talks With FG Panel Over Strike Fruitless – SSANU
Education, Labour, News, Nigeria

Talks With FG Panel Over Strike Fruitless – SSANU

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions has said no tangible achievement was recorded at the Federal Government Renegotiation Panel. Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, the National Vice-President, SSANU, Dr. Abdussobur Salaam, said the panel met only once with SSANU since it was inaugurated on March 7, 2022. Recall that the committee, which was chaired by the Pro-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Emeritus Prof. Nimi Briggs, was given three months to conclude the renegotiation with the four university unions and send the report to Federal Government. The committee’s timeline ended on Monday. It is believed that the committee will sub...
Strike: FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock
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Strike: FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock

ASUU The Federal Government and the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council on Thursday failed to convince the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off their industrial action during a meeting called by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Agboola Gambari, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The meeting which was also co-chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria’s president, Dr. Supo Ayokunle, could not persuade the ASUU leaders to return to the classrooms while negotiations were ongoing to meet their demands. It was gathered that the FG and NIREC attempted to persuade the union to return to the classrooms during the closed-door technical session, promising that their demands would be met, but the A...
Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS – ASUU Tells FG
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Varsity Workers Won’t be Cowed into Enrolling on IPPIS – ASUU Tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), accused the Federal Government of engaging in blackmail of its workers into enrolling on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). Dr Austen Sado, Chairman of the University of Port Harcourt Branch of ASUU, on Sunday said members of the union will not be pushed into enrolling on IPPIS despite some of its members not being paid salaries since February. Sado spoke in reaction to the order stopping the salaries of university workers who are yet to enroll on IPPIS. He said, “The directive to stop salaries clearly shows that there is something the Federal Government is not telling the people. “What they are doing now is just blackmail and threat to see how they would weaken our members to go and enroll (on IPPIS...