Ngige: Asuu maybe calling off strike Next Week.

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Ngige: Asuu maybe calling off strike Next Week.

Ngige: Asuu maybe calling off strike Next Week.

Chris Ngige, The Current minister of Labour and employment. Had earlier expressed his take on the continued strike action by the Asuu (Academic staff union of universities) saying that the issues surrounding the strike action will be resolved in the Incoming new week when the F.G team meets with leaders of the union again. Click here

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He however, added that if Para venture the issue isn’t resolved in the next meeting, he with his office will have to reach out to the provisions available in the labour laws and other explorable channels.

The Federal Government had before now appealed to Asuu to call off the strike Action.

The Academic Staff union of Universities embarked on an indefinite strike which begun on March 24th 2020.After the F.G failed to keep to Memorandum of action of 2019 that was held between the F.G and Asuu which was followed up by lingering deliberations over the IPPIS (integrated personnel and payroll Information System that was Immediately Rejected by Assu.

Speaking on Air, The Ngige told the media that the government had already met six out of the nine union’s request/Demands and they will be holding a meeting next week with the hope of ending the Strike Action. Read More

The Minister Stated, ‘’Even if Countries go to war, at the end of the day they will come to the negotiation table” I’m inviting Asuu next week. We having some important but closed-door meetings on our part and we are collating almost everything. The minister also said ‘’I’m collating responses from the accountant General of the Federation’s office and also everybody who has anything to do with this matter.

When the minister was asked How Long will lecturers will be going back to classroom in the coming one to two weeks. Ngige said, He’s not looking at such a long period of time. He also added that looking very deep into the matter. By next week, they will conclude the matter. since there are many alternatives left to explore. He said he has the Labour Laws and has many other options left at his disposal.

 

The Minister confirmed, that his own children has also been staying at home as a result of the Strike action, explained that the F.G agreed to give the proposed university Transparency Academic Solution a trial as recommended by Asuu. The minister also said the feedback he got from the National Information Technology development agency, they Mandated to follow-up the trial with the Academic Staff union of universities, it was seen that they had just finished the 1st phase and that the 2nd phase to access the functional requirements of the UTAS has not been worked on yet.  Continue Here

Ngige Also Added, That UTAS has yet to be ready but the F.G will not stop them. And the union were told that there’s no need using the same outdated method of strike actions to make known their demands since it has since been implemented since 2017.

He said that the Federal Government had agreed to disburse N30bn out of the expected N40bn as payment for their November 2019 to Sept. 2020, and the remaining amount of N10bn  will be paid in Installment. All Info 

 

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