ASUU Embarks On Two Weeks ‘Warning Strike’

ASUU Embarks On Two Weeks 'Warning Strike'

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resolved to go on a two-week warning strike to press home the need for the federal government to keep to its side of the bargain of the 2019 agreement.

National president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the union decision on Monday at the end of the national executive council meeting at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)..

He said the industrial action will commence on Monday.

For years on end, ASUU and the federal government have been locked in an Impasse over the latter’s failure to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union.

The union also said its demand includes the implementation of the 2013 and 2017 memoranda of understanding (MOU) that are yet to be implemented.

In 2019, the union reached an agreement with the federal government to end its strike that lasted over three months.

In November, ASUU also suspended its planned strike over the directive of the federal government to enroll its members into the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

On Thursday, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, said lecturers who have not enrolled on the platform will not get their February salary.

Some lecturers, who are not on IPPIS, had threatened to embark on strike if they did not receive their salary.

ASUU had rejected the federal government’s directive for workers to enroll in the centralised payroll system, saying it would affect the autonomy of universities.

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