SSANU, NASU, NAAT Declare Indefinite Strike
The federal government may have a lot to contend with as the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU; and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, said it will embark on “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike due to the federal government’s alleged failure to fulfil a 2009 agreement with the unions.
At a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, chairman of JAC who is also the National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, said the industrial action will begin on September 11.
“Concessions shall not be granted while all our members are to stay at home till further notice, unless as directed by JAC through their respective presidents,” Ugwoke stated.
The unions said they had given the federal government a 35-day notice before they decided to commence the strike on Monday.
“Until we embarked on the five days warning strike in January, the federal government never called us for dialogue,” he recalled.
“If an agreement was signed in 2009 and now in 2017 we are still demanding for the implementation of such agreement, does it not show that we have been exceedingly patient?
“Our Charter of Demands has been with the government before ASUU went on strike,” Mr. Ugwoke said.