ASUU Indefinite Strike Has Commenced for 2017 the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 commenced an indefinite strike across the country.
The latest ASUU Indefinite Strike according to the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi was declared after the took the decision at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which took place at the University of Abuja during the weekend.
On an interview, The ASUU said in a document titled: “Strike Bulletin No.1”, that the latest ASUU indefinite strike was to be a total, a must and indefinite action whereby no type of academic activities such as conduct and supervision of any examination at any level, supervision of projects or thesis, teaching, attendance of any meeting at any level should take place at any of the Federal Universities in Nigeria.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) recalled that in the year 2013 it had to embark on a six (6) months strike between July and December but the strike was suspended when the government signed an MOU with the union.
“But, out of all the items contained in the MOU, only the N200b out of a total of N1.3tr of the public Universities Revitalization (Needs Assessment) fund was released.
“The Academic Staff Union of Universities also embarked on a one (1) week warning strike in November 2016 to move to the implementation of the 2013 MOU. However, the Federal Government did not implement the understanding reach between the ASUU and the Federal Government base on the intervention by the leadership of Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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“The Academic Staff Union of Universities also made an effort by meeting with the 2009 Agreement Implementation Monitoring Committee, IMC, and had written countless letters, communiqués and press releases on the outstanding issues all to no avail.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) then met on the 12th of August 2017 at the University of Abuja to consider the result of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing the Federal Government to implement the outstanding aspects of the 2009 and the MOU of 2013”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities further listed the outstanding issues with the Federal Government to include: payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries; non-payment of earned academic allowances, non-release of operational license of NUPEMCO; on implementation of the provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries, removal of universities staff schools from funding by government and funds for the revitalization of public universities.
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