ASUU May declare Indefinite Strike —Source reveals


 
A meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities was held in Abuja Sunday to decide whether to declare an indefinite strike as its one-month warning strike ends today.

A senior NEC member of the union, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the ASUU might declare an indefinite strike as there was no breakthrough in the negotiations with the Federal Government on the union’s demands.
 
The demands include the revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) promotion arrears, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement and alleged inconsistencies in Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) payments.

The ASUU’s NEC meeting was still ongoing ad of the time of filing this report.
 
The ASUU official, who attended the meeting, told us that there were no concrete offers from the government to convince the union to call off the strike.

’We are holding this NEC meeting to decide whether to declare an indefinite strike after the end of our one-month warning strike.

“But most likely, we may embark on an indefinite strike,’’ the official said.



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