The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to embark on a one-month warning strike set to commence on Monday (today), February 14, 2022.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the union had a meeting late on Sunday to make a final decision on the impending industrial action.
The decision to embark on the warning strike comes after serious deliberations that dragged into the early hours of Monday at the University of Lagos.
ASUU has been agitating for a number of demands including the payment of Earned Academic Allowance, revitalization fund, the replacement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, with the University Transparency and Accountability System UTAS, among others.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union voted on the decision to embark on one-month warning strike to press home its demands from the government.
A source at the meeting told Vanguard in confidence that the strike is to allow the Federal Government do the needful failure to which the union would go on an indefinite strike.
The source said, “We just want to give the government a long rope hoping that it would see the need to avoid a total paralysis of academic activities in the nation’s universities. We are parents too and have our children in the system but we cannot watch and allow the total collapse of education in the country.
“Our agitation is in the interest of all and if the system is made better, we will all enjoy it. Prominent personalities in the country have waded into the matter but the government seems recalcitrant. Our National President would explain more when he briefs the press later today.”
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