Monday, 7 January 2019

Asuu strike: FG moves to resolve issues

In an attempts to end the lingerie strike that has been on for the past weeks, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will meet with the executives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today.
The minister is also scheduled to meet with Organised Labour; to avert a protest planned for tomorrow, over non-transmission of a bill on a new minimum wage to the National Assembly.
Following the Federal Government’s inability to respond to the demands of ASUU, the body had on November 5, 2018, commenced on an indefinite industrial action.
The union specifically, accused government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action it signed, while several moves to make ASUU call off the strike were unsuccessful.
According to a statement from the ministry’s Director of Press, Samuel Olowookere, the reconciliatory meeting scheduled for today, is expected to improve on the mileage attained so far at resolving all contending issues.
The Union’s last meeting with Ngige however ended in a deadlock.
Ngige admitted at the end of the meeting that “there are areas that are still outstanding which we are going to address.”
The Minister will meet the bodies to resume talks today.

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