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ASUU to meet with Federal Government today.

ASUU to meet with Federal Government today.

It could be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on February 14, had announced the commencement of a one-month warning strike after its National Executive Council meeting held at the University of Lagos, Akoka. The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be meeting to sort out possible solutions

It could be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on February 14, had announced the commencement of a one-month warning strike after its National Executive Council meeting held at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be meeting to sort out possible solutions to the ongoing strike. Lately, the FG and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have been throwing blames at each other, accusing each other of insincerity and lack of commitment.

Chris Ngige set meeting with ASUU.

Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, Conciliator-in-Chief of the Federal Government has set up a meeting to meet with the Leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in his office.

The meeting was disclosed by the Deputy Director/Head Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment,  Mr. Charles Akpan.

The letter reads: “The Honorable Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige will be meeting with the Executive of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU and relevant Government Agencies.

Dr. Dele Ashiru, ASUU chairman of, the University of Lagos chapter, has urged the federal government to commence with the implementation of the 2009 ASUU-FG agreement.

He stated, “They should just sign our renegotiated 2009 agreement and commence implementation that will usher in a new salary structure for our members. We are not averted to renegotiation, what we don’t want is the way they kept our document without attending to it.

If they have any observations on the document, they should let us know, and then we can negotiate. It is the government that runs away from a negotiation, our union does not.”

However, it must be noted that the Academic Staff Union of Universities,  in recent times has been battling with persisting demands such as; Funding for Revitalization of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowance.

Other demands include the need for University Transparency Accountability Solutions; Promotion Arrears, Renegotiation of 2009 ASSU-FGN Agreement, and the Inconsistencies in Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System Payment.

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