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ASUU threatens indefinite shutdown of varsities as warning strike ends Monday

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 ASUU threatens indefinite shutdown of varsities as warning strike ends Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is poised to go on an indefinite industrial action as the second round of the eight-week warning strike ends on Monday, May 9, 2022.

The Union, through its Twitter handle on Sunday, said: “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.”

However, it was gathered that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union had earlier given the go-ahead to the national leadership to call out members on indefinite strike if nothing tangible was achieved during the eight-week of the warning strike.

The union had earlier gone on a month warning strike on February 14 this year, and extended it by another eight weeks which comes to an end on Monday, May 9, 2022.

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While ASUU was into the second round of its warning strike, other staff unions in the university system also embarked on strike.

The unions were 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).

While 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. He announced last weekend that he would be meeting with ASUU too.

 

 

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