The Tutorial Employees Union of Universities ASUU has mentioned it won’t be calling off its eight months previous strike till the Federal authorities pays all withheld salaries and fulfills the entire gives made to the union to date.
The Federal authorities, in its newest gives to ASUU management, pledged to pay N40 billion as Earned Allowance and N30 billion for the revitalization of the college system, bringing the overall fee to N70 billion. The federal government additionally agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers earlier than December 2020, however after due session with the federal government facet.
The Federal authorities additionally accepted the demand by ASUU that they be exempted from the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Data System (IPPIS) pending the approval of their proposed fee system, the College Transparency and Accountability Answer (UTAS).
In a chat with The Nation, ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, mentioned not one of the guarantees have been fulfilled and till they’re, the union won’t name off the strike that began in March this yr.
“We’re nonetheless consulting however definitely earlier than the top of this week we’ll report back to the minister the findings and suggestions from our members. The gives individuals are speaking about are proposals which have timeless and a few of these issues are anticipated to have been occurring. If these issues they promised with the timeline can occur earlier than we conclude our session I believe the method will go smoother.
A concrete instance is the fee of our members’ salaries which haven’t been paid. If individuals are not paid I don’t assume anyone shall be keen to return to work and different issues which have timeline that we count on authorities to implement.
“You don’t count on folks, after eight months, to return to the lecture rooms on empty abdomen. That’s the place we’re.
“Earlier than the top of this new week we’ll get again to authorities however we carry on telling them every time they contact us that they (authorities) ought to fulfill their very own a part of the cut price, issues which have timelines.”