[ASUU Strike] We are not beggars, and hunger would not drive us to return to work, ASUU warns FG



           

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has stated that its members are not beggars and that the government’s wage freeze will not force them to end their strike.

The union’s leadership also praised the members for being loyal to the union despite the hardships faced by their families as a result of the Federal Government’s No-Work-No-Pay policy.

Following the government’s failure to address some of the union’s pressing demands, ASUU called a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022, followed by an eight-week strike before launching its indefinite strike.

The Federal Government imposed No-Work-No-Pay as a result of the ongoing strike. The instruction was issued in accordance with Section 43 of the Labour Law, according to Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

Despite the fact that several of the union’s demands are still being discussed, ASUU President Prof Emmanuel Osodeke expressed confidence that the union was on the verge of success.

He did say, that the union’s determination compelled the administration to negotiate.

“As the struggle continues, our members are congratulated for their dedication and tenacity in the patriotic struggle for the survival of our country’s university system,” he stated.

 



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