Strike Looms in Nigerian Universities as Staff Want to Down Tools

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Workers in the institutions accuse the government of violating the terms of its promises.

The non-academic staff in public universities has accused the FG of not honouring the agreement they reached in February this year, warning that it will down tools.

 

The non-academic staff in public universities have warned that they may resume their suspended industrial action.

The workers said they were contemplating embarking on a strike because the federal government has not implemented the agreement reached with them in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed in February 2021.

Comrade Mohammed Ibrahim, the national president of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), lamented that consequential adjustments of salaries as a result of the national minimum wage was yet to be carried out.

he labour leader noted that if the government doesn’t meet the timeline according to the agreement, there won’t be industrial peace.

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He accused the government of taking the non-academic staff in public universities for granted.

In another news, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that workers in the country will embark on a nationwide strike if the National Assembly passes the bill seeking to move the minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.

The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, gave the warning on Saturday, May 1, during an event organised to mark Workers’ Day in Abuja, according to Channels TV.

Wabba said the national minimum wage is a global standard that should not be removed from the exclusive legislative.

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