ASUU and Federal Government Meets Today, and SSANU, NAAT and NASU are set to join the strike. - CrownXplicit

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 ASUU and Federal Government Meets Today, and SSANU, NAAT and NASU are set to join the strike.

ASUU and Federal Government Meets Today, and SSANU, NAAT and NASU are set to join the strike.

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Reports states that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to meet with the Federal Government to resume the suspended talks today on the on-going strike and its demands. Notwithstanding the SSANU, NAAT and NASU are set to join the strike.
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union had received invitation for the meeting and will act accordingly.

Prof Ogunyemi said: “Yes, we are in receipt of the invitation by government and will honour it.”
He, however, declined to speak more on the issue.

Those expected at today’s meeting, aside ASUU delegation, include Minister of Education, Minister of Finance, Chairman, National Income Salaries and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) and the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
The strike by ASUU entered the third week, even as the non academic staff unions are planning to down tools over similar issues.
The problems facing the Nigerian educational institutions are about to increase as all the major non-teaching staff unions of public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike.
According to Premium Times, the strike is set to begin from September 11. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), announced the strike on Wednesday, September 6. The president of SSANU, who is also the chairman of JAC while speaking at a press conference in Abuja explained reasons for the industrial action, saying the nationwide strike would be total and comprehensive.

In conclusion, ASUU, SSANU, NAAT and NASU accused the Federal Government of non implementation of the 2009 signed agreements, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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