SSANU, NASU, NAT, holds Meeting Today on Joining ASUU Strike, NLC threatens to join

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It is on discussion that The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, according to Premium Times, will meet with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and the Non-Academic Technicians, NAT, in Abuja to decide on whether to join the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

They are the three major non-academic staff unions and they will decide tomorrow whether to join the strike or not.

According to Vanguardngr.com. Abdulsubur Salaam, the National Public Relations Officer of SSANU, said during an interview weekend, that the associations have been “pushed to the wall” by the federal government.

He said: “The federal government has been discussing with the academics but we have been reaching out to them before now and they have refused to heed our call.

“The issue of staff school that is being negotiated and we are not carried along was agreed on by the four unions in Nigerian varsities; our earned allowances have not been paid too and branches are really heaping pressure on us, especially on the staff school issue.”

“So full blown strike may be inevitable as at now. However, we would take that meeting on Wednesday and make a decision on this there.”

As well know that ASUU had embarked on a nationwide strike last Monday over demands for improved funding of universities and welfare of lecturers. A meeting between the union and the federal government last Thursday, ended in deadlock.

Labour also threatens to join industrial action (strike) in show of solidarity

According to Daily Post, The United Labour Congress has threatened to join the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), if the federal government failed to meet the demands of the lecturers within two weeks.

Addressing the press after its Central Working Committee meeting in Lagos on Tuesday, the leadership of the union also demanded the immediate payment of all the salary arrears of Nigerian workers at all levels of government. Read More Here.

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