The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of non-teaching employees unions of universities, which contains Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of the Universities (NASU), has introduced the suspension of its nationwide strike.
The unions mentioned the tip of their 3-week outdated nationwide strike would take impact from midnight of February 26.
This was disclosed by NASU General Secretary, Mr Peters Adeyemi, in a briefing with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, after a gathering was held with the FG.
“We have eight items which we negotiated and which form the basis for our ongoing national strike in the universities,” he mentioned.
He acknowledged that the Joint Action Committee had held a gathering with the FG and each side had been glad with the result.
“We have held the meeting with the government side and those areas that needed to be harmonised have been done to the satisfaction of both parties and resulting from that development,” he mentioned.
“We have agreed that the ongoing national strike in universities and inter universities centres should be suspended with effect from 12 midnight, Friday, 26th February 2021.
“We use this opportunity to appreciate our members for their commitment on this struggle. This strike is hereby suspended,” he added.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, additionally mentioned that the assembly was fruitful and disclosed that each side had issued a conciliation doc referred to as Joint Action Memorandum of Action (MoA).
“Today’s deliberations have been very fruitful; we have also issued a conciliation document called Joint Action Memorandum of Action (MoA), and the two unions will get back to their members today and in good faith.
“So we keep our fingers crossed, believing that their communications with their union members will be as quick and swift as they have promised us.
“This is more so, as government is desirous that normal activities should return to the University system so that we can take the action one after the other,” the Minister mentioned.
Ngige additionally mentioned that the FG supposed to go on a visitation panel as normalcy returned to the University system, citing it as one of many agreements which couldn’t be carried out with out normalcy within the college system.
What it’s best to know
- Nairametrics reported earlier this month that the Senior Staff Association Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) had introduced that they’d start a strike motion on the fifth of February, 2021, in a bid to get the FG to adjust to their calls for.