Asuu-FG to hold meeting on Monday 21 jan
The Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government are to resume talks Monday (tomorrow) on how to resolve the impasse over the two-month-old strike embarked upon by lecturers.
National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, confirmed the development in a telephone interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, in Abuja, on Friday.
He, however, said the union was not optimistic about the prospects of an early resolution of the industrial dispute.
In response to a question on whether there had been any fresh development with regard to the resolution of the dispute, Ogunyemi said, “I’ am afraid nothing new. I understand they will be meeting us on Monday. Let’s wait and see if they take a reasonable step; it will determine our next line of action. Until then, let’s wait and see.”
The ASUU president had in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH last week said members of the union were tired of government’s failed promises.
Key reasons for ASUU strike and why it may last long
These are the key reasons for the strike embarked on by ASUU and why it may last longer than expected.
1.terms of agreement which include funding for revitalization of government institutions and the issue of allowances of academic staffs.this was the major reason for asuu strike
2.Also they stress on other issues about University Staff Schools.
3.The recognition of the judgment passed by the National Industrial Court, also National Universities Pension Management Company and guidelines on ASUU pension matters for professors and other retirees.
4.The terms brought by the government regarding the issue concerning TSA, which are; the issue of grants, endowment funds and also salary shortfall, which is already made effective by the government.
5.The union also have submitted a position paper to the Nigeria government on their say regarding view for Nigeria federal government to advise state governments.
Looking their requests, its almost impossible and may not be easily implemented by the federal government,there by making the ongoing ASUU strike to last longer than expected.
Every day rumors keep coming, saying that ASUU have cancelled their strike and that students and staffs should resume, but all this are nothing but lies.
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