The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have suspended their 5 months old industrial strike action.
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have agreed to a two-month suspension of their five-month strike.
JAC spokesman Peters Adeyemi, who announced the suspension yesterday in Abuja, said that the relevant organs of the two unions resolved to call off the strike after the Federal Government satisfied most of their demands.
“After extremely long negotiations and dialogue between the two unions and the Federal Government led by the Minister of Education, and after the meeting we conducted with the leadership of our unions, we have decided to suspend the strike for an initial period of two months,” he said.
“When we presented the government’s offers to our members, they believe that because the government has largely addressed the majority of controversial concerns, the strike should be suspended effective this Wednesday, August 24, 2022.”
We’re using this medium to announce that an agreement has been struck stating that the highlighted things must be implemented within two months. Hopefully, we won’t have to call our members out on strike.”
Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, stated that negotiations with the Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU) were underway. He expressed hope that the university-based unions would terminate their strike soon.