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SSANU, NASU JOIN STRIKE IN NIGERIAN VARSITIES

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASU) has joined other university-based unions has directed members nationwide to embark on a two-week warning strike from today, March 28, 2022.

This was disclosed in a memo signed by the SSANU President, Comrade Mohammed Ibrahim, and NASU General Secretary, Prince Peters Adeyemi, entitled “Commencement of Two-Week Warning Strike.”

The Unions announced plans to present their preferred mode of payment – the University Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System (U3PS), which they said, would address the challenges in the remuneration system.

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This development implies that both academic and administrative activities in public universities are crippled, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced a four-week warning strike on February 14 due to the failure of the Federal Government to meet their long-lasting demands.

At the end of the four weeks, the strike was extended to another eight weeks, while the National Association of Academic Technologists had last week, commenced on its own two-weeks warning strike.

JAC had, in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and dated March 16, 2022, accused the government of insincerity in its implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Action (MoA) reached with the government in October 2020 and February 2021. The unions had given a two-week ultimatum to the government to implement its demands, issuing ‘red alerts’ to members.

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