ASUU May Declare ‘Indefinite Strike’ Today

ASUU May Declare ‘Indefinite Strike’ Today

Feelers from the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) have indicated the union may declare a total strike today.

ASUU NEC according to The Nation, is meeting at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) and is expected to announce a decision on whether to proceed with an indefinite strike or suspend the industrial action today.

Many undergraduates are anxiously waiting for the review of the union’s one-month strike, which ends today.

ASUU, had on February 14, declared a one-month warning strike to protest non-implementation of the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

It was learnt that two key issues that must be resolved before the union suspend its strike are: renegotiation of the 2009 FGN- ASUU agreement bordering on the working conditions of Nigerian academics and deployment of UTAS in the university system.

A NEC member of the union, who did not want to be named, confided in The Nation: “ASUU might declare an indefinite strike” noting that “there was no breakthrough in the negotiations with the Federal Government on the union’s demands.”

He further noted majority of ASUU chapters had earlier voted to continue the strike since the government had not done much to meet their demands.

The Federal Ministry of Education has said it would not enter into agreements with the union ‘under duress’.

Source-: Thenationonline