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Breaking News: ASUU strike called off, gives some conditions. See the conditions here.

Breaking News: ASUU strike called off, gives some conditions. See the conditions here.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of it nationwide industrial action.

The decision to call off the ASUU strike followed a reconciliation meeting with a Federal Government team which held today (Monday) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The talks with the Federal Government team came after about two weeks following the union’s consultations with its various chapters on the terms of the agreement earlier reached by both parties.

More details on the ASUU strike coming later.

 

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Update on ASUU Strike: FG To give ASUU N23bn Next Week.

Update on ASUU Strike: FG To give ASUU N23bn  Next Week.

Update on ASUU Strike. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has disclosed that the Federal Government has made arrangement to release the sum of N23 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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He made this known while speaking on Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, led by Senator Jibrin Barau.

According to him, plans are on ground to honor the agreement between the FG and ASUU.

He stated that the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had already approved a total N53bn for the union so far, adding that the balance of N23bn would be released on Monday when the striking lecturers would receive the cheque.

He, however, said, “We didn’t agree with ASUU on their request that TSA should be taken out. I told them that it is not possible because it is a new policy and government is not going to change it for anyone.

“Concerning their salary short fall, we said the reason springs from universities employing people without proper authority.

“For instance, a university can just decide to go and recruit 50 people without notifying IPPIS. So, what they are going to get is the money they got last month, which will not be sufficient for them. We have told them that institutions should, henceforth, stop doing that and they accepted.

The Minister finally said that he is optimistic that the strike will be called off within the next one-week maximum.

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It’s Official! ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike From 14th August 2017

It’s Official! ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike From 14th August 2017

Following the outcome of the referendum meeting held Sunday afternoon in Abuja by the union leaders, the Academic staff Union of Universities has declared an indefinite strike from Monday 14th August 2017. This the Union leader says is to persuade the Federal government to meet their demands. This came after several branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have voted overwhelmingly for members in both federal and state universities to embark on an indefinite strike to press home the implementation of their demands.

ASUU branches nationwide on Friday held a referendum in line with an earlier directive by the National Executive Council (NEC) to vote whether the strike will be indefinite strike, one month strike, one-week warning and no strike.

The meeting of ASUU NEC is currently ongoing at the union’s secretariat at Abuja to deliberate on the outcome of the referendum conducted by the branches.
Feelers from the NEC meeting indicate that several of the branches including the University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI) and Lagos State University (LASU) voted for an indefinite industrial action.

One of ASUU Zonal Coordinators told our Correspondent that his zone voted overwhelmingly for the strike and that the outcome of the referendum conducted on Friday will be collated to enable the union take a position.

Among issues in contention includes, federal government breach of the 2009 FG/ASUU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed agreement on financing grant to state universities, conditions of service, non-implementation of Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) and re -negotiation of the agreement.

Other outstanding issues are non-provision of revitalization funds to public universities, non-release of NUPEMCO operational licence, payment of half salaries to members and government owing universities outstanding N880 billion in intervention fund.

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ASUU Strike: ASUU To Decide On August 2017 Nation Wide Strike On Sunday

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will hold a crucial meeting this weekend to determine if the union will proceed on ASUU Strike.
ASUU had earlier asked all its branches in the various universities to conduct a referendum of members to decide whether or not a nationwide strike should be held over its demands.The final decision on the strike is expected to be made after a review of the referendum conducted by the chapters.

An earlier deadline given by ASUU to the federal government to meet its demands ended today (Friday).

The scheduled meeting where ASUU will take its final decision starts today (Friday) and ends on Sunday (August 13) in Abuja.

ASUU major demands include issues concerning the welfare of members as well as funding of universities among others. The Union and the federal government have been negotiating these demands since November 2016.