On September 17, it was reported that the protest action that lasted five weeks has now been suspended. Good news, ASUU calls off strike!
Latest news on ASUU strike
However, representatives of ASUU noted that this is a temporary measure for the federal authorities. Both sides agreed on a memorandum, terms of which must be fulfilled.
After the meeting with the FG, the representative of the union told reporters that if the specified conditions are not fulfilled, then necessary measures will be taken immediately to establish justice. So there is a limit to the patience and silence.
Representatives of FG and the union began negotiations at 4 pm. The first side was headed by Minister of Labor and Employment. Although the meeting was supposed to take only an hour, it. in fact, lasted 4 hours. It took a lot of time and energy to resolve all the controversial nuances regarding ASUU strike. The meeting ended at almost 8 pm.
While speaking with journalists, Minister Chris Ngige reported that all the controversial issues had been considered in detail and as a result, a full mutual understanding was achieved.
The members of the protesting union claimed that they are tired of promises and that the authorities are slow to implement any measures. The agreement was developed during the earlier meetings when ASUU strike 2017 had only just begun.
Now the government and the union have reached an agreement on a number of points. Authorities assert that they will fulfill what was promised, taking into account available resources.
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The parties discussed:
- Financial support for the development of universities.
- Earnings of academic workers.
- Necessity to make significant efforts to improve the staff development schools.
- Implementation of National Industrial Court decisions.
- Pension support for academic workers.
In addition, from the latest on ASUU strike, we found out that exemption relating to the TSA issues was approved. This applies to grants, funds, and wage cuts. The government is already working on these important nuances.
Talking about ASUU strike update and state educational institutions, it should be mentioned that the federal authorities were presented a list of positions relating to the financing of universities.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, spoke about the representatives of the union, calling them true patriots of the society. Everyone who aspires for a better working condition can be considered as a patriot. We hope that the government representatives will keep their promises and very soon we will enjoy the positive results of the ASUU strike.
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