ASUU EXTENDS STRIKE BY ANOTHER 12 WEEKS.


  The Academic Staff Union Of Universities(ASUU) has extended the strike with 12 weeks roll over which is equivalent to 3months. The said strike commenced on the 14th of February following the disagreement between the body and the federal government adding to non-payment of salaries since 2009 which amount to trillions of naira.

  The Academic body and federal government have been having meetings here and there to end the strike but all ended in DEADLOCK. The first strike started on 14th February and was supposed to have been called off on the 14th March if the Federal government had done their biding. But due to the disagreement, the strike was extended by 8weeks to enable the federal government look into the payroll and make a good negotiation on how to end the strike permanently.
  The issue have been addressed severally but no positive result at the end. A meeting was held between the Federal government and ASUU, instead of ending the strike, it was rolled over by 12 weeks(3 months). Below is the details of the last meeting between the both parties......

"DETAIL OUT COME OF OUR YESTERDAY'S MEETING 
 The Academic Staff Union of Universities has rolled over its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks. A statement signed by ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said this was to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held an emergency meeting on Sunday, 8th May 2022 at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja. 

 “The meeting was called to review developments since the Union declared an eight-week total and comprehensive roll-over strike action at the end of its emergency NEC meeting at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, Abuja on 14th March, 2022.

 The strike action came on the heels of the Government’s failure to satisfactorily implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the Union in December 2020 on renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), funding for revitalization of public universities (both Federal and States), proliferation and governance issues in State Universities, promotion arrears, withheld salaries (owed for over 20 months in some cases), and Non-emittance of third-party deductions.”

 It added that NEC noted with serious disappointment that the three-man Committee set up by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 1st February 2022 to resolve the lingering issues between ASUU and FGN had not called a single meeting to date.

 “NEC was equally disappointed that ASUU’s only meeting with the Professor Nimi Briggs-led Renegotiation Committee did not reflect the expected level of understanding, preparation and clarity that undergird collective bargaining going by the Committee’s confession of “going about consulting stakeholders”. 

Unless urgent steps are taken to redirect the Committee on concluding a draft Agreement that has been pending since May 2021, its activities may end up as another wild goose chase,” it partly reads. 
TILL AUGUST 1ST 2022
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