The Non-academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have issued the Federal Government a 14-days ultimatum strike over earned allowances and obey a court judgement which said it should fund the University Staff Schools.
After one week of a warning strike to the Federal Government, the union has directed the senior staff association of Nigeria and non-academic staff to commence nationwide protest in all universities in Nigeria from today,6th,August, 2019.
The directive was contained in a circular signed by President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke and the General Secretary of NASU, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, lamenting over the failure of the Federal Government meeting their demands.
The annoyed workers say the intervention of the National Assembly has not been fruitful and are hoping something tangible will be achieved before the next 14 days strike. They plan to intensify their protests to press home their demands.
According to the two union, NASU AND SSANU,in a Joint Action Committee [JAC] meeting held in Abuja, where they expressed their opinion, they disclosed it ”That a 14-day ultimatum of industrial action is given to the Federal Government of Nigeria to address the pending issues with effect from Monday, August 5, 2019. During the period of the ultimatum, all branches are hereby directed to carry out peaceful protest on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, and Thursday, August 15, 2019, respectively and after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, they would be left with no other option than to withdraw their services and shut down the universities if the Federal Government failed to address their demands.