ASUU mulls total indefinite strike



By Ismail Auwal

Barring a last-minute change, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will declare an indefinite strike over Federal Government’s failure to meet its demands.

SAHELIAN TIMES gathered that the over 123 branches of the union completed their congresses on Tuesday and voted for an indefinite strike.

Resolution reached by Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) sighted by SAHELIAN TIMES in, proposed for the indefinite strike and the resolutions were expected to be ratified and adopted at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUU scheduled for Sunday.

The fifth resolution reads, “Failure of government to address issues (FGN/ASUU 2009 agreement) the Union should proceed with a total and indefinite strike.”
The branch called on the FG to return to the New Draft Agreement of 2002 FGN/ASUU regoniation committee report as a demonstration of good faith.
The paper gathered that all the branches of ASUU are expected to finish their congresses on Wednesday and pass their report to NEC.

NEC will then review the decisions of all of the branches and decide on what to do on SUNDAY.

The union had on February 14 declared a one-month warning strike that soon escalated into a full blown work boycott.

Some of the union’s demands are provision of funds for the revitalisation of public universities; payment of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA)/Earned Allowances (EA); payment of salary shortfalls; an end to the proliferation of state universities, renegotiation of a 2009 agreement; adoption of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a payment platform for university teachers and payment of non-remitted check-off dues.

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