Tuesday 11 December 2018

Another Strike Looms In Nigerian Universities As SSANU Declares 3-Day Nationwide Protest

Another strike action appears to be imminent as the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has declared that it will embark on a three-day nationwide protest from December 17 to 19 to press home its demands.
Mr Abdussobur Salaam, National Public Relations Officer, said this in Abuja on Monday, December 10.
It should be noted that SSANU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT) had embarked on a nationwide strike on Dec. 4, 2017 and suspended it in March.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige had also said the Federal Government would source for eight billion naira within five weeks to pay the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of NASU. 

According to Salaam, the protest is about the non-implementation of the agreement reached with the government.
“The protest was a decision reached at the union’s 35th National Executive Council (NEC) of SSANU meeting held at Enugu State University on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6.
”In view of the above, the National Executive Council of the union resolved that branches should organise a three-day national protest across the country.
“The nationwide protest should commence between Monday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 19, ” Salaam said.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on a nationwide strike since November 4.

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