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Has ASUU Officially Declared 2017 Nationwide Indefinite Strike?

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 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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