ASUU Suspends Warning Strike…But Varsities Still Remain Shut
The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) is set to suspend the second round of the eight-week warning strike tomorrow but the labour union could morph into an indefinite strike as the Buhari-led Government fails to meet its demands.
The industrial action which began in February has had oscillating moments of negotiations between the varsity lecturers and the Ministries of Education and Labour.
A statement on the official social handles of ASUU says the union’s national leadership would make public its decision on Monday as the warning strike is set to be suspended.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end its warning strike tomorrow (Monday), 9th of May 2022, as considerations on indefinite strike commence
More details to follow#ASUU
— Official_ASUU (@ASUU_NGN) May 8, 2022
On February 14, this year, the union went on a month-long warning strike, which was extended for another eight weeks and will expire on Monday, May 9, 2022. While ASUU was into the second round of its warning strike, other staff unions in the university system also downed their tools indefinitely
The Unions Include the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Allied Institutions, NASU.
Though the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had met with the leadership of SSANU, NAAT, and NASU, nothing concrete came out of the meetings.
ASUU leadership, however, notified the public of a meeting with FG next week and predicts that resumption of campus activities is in the offing should both parties reach an agreement.
— Official_ASUU (@ASUU_NGN) May 7, 2022