SSANU, NASU commence a 7-day warning strike

It has been reported that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have commenced a 7-day nationwide strike over what they described as unfair treatment and disparity in the payment of withheld salaries by the Federal Government. It was gathered that all our workers in registry, bursary, works and maintenance, security, students’ affairs in public universities have withdrawn their services.

SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim confirmed the commencement of strike on Channels television on Monday morning. He lamented that no government representative has reached out to the non-academic unions and though some have reached out unofficially, their assurances cannot be taken to the bank.

The SSANU President said the Labour Minister Nkiruka Onyejeocha has not reached out to the aggrieved unions despite that a seven-day notice was issued last Monday, a development he said was a departure to the responsiveness of the ex-Labour Minister Chris Ngige.

Ibrahim said should the government fail to heed the demands of the unions after the seven-day warning strike which commenced today, SSANU and NASU would go back to their toolbox and decide the next line of action.

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