Varsities Strike: Lecturers Vote To Resume Work Or Continue Strike ...ASUU NEC Meets On Thursday - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Varsities Strike: Lecturers Vote To Resume Work Or Continue Strike ...ASUU NEC Meets On Thursday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU whose members have been on strike in public universities in Nigeria for the past seven months, are voting this Wednesday in various zones of the union to decide whether to suspend the industrial action or continue with it

National Executive Council of ASUU will be holding  emergency
meeting on Thursday at its headquarters in Abuja after collation of votes of members across the zones , to review the recent developments, especially the positive response from the Federal Government to its demands.

The outcome of the meeting would result in suspension of the strike on late Thursday or Friday morning.

ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, however dismissed the report which claimed on social media that the strike had been suspended and lectuerers directed to resume work on next week Monday, October 17, 2022, saying the strike was yet to be suspended.

He explained that the union was working towards the suspension of the action, clarifying that the decision to suspend the strike would be dependent on the views of members from the zonal meetings.

Edu-biznews recalled that the recent intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Honourable. Femi Gbajabiamila in the crisis, leading to the meeting between the presidency and leadership of the union to reach a  compromise on some of the grey areas, particularly on the issue of no work, no pay rule being applied against striking lectuerers

The Speaker had on Monday,after a meeting with ASUU president and other members,assured that the strike would be suspended very soon, saying his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the union’s action was fruitful.

Also,human rights lawyer and counsel to ASUU,Femi Falana,SAN, had earlier said that the union would soon call off its nearly eight-month old strike, following the recent ruling by the Court of Appeals which ordered the union to suspend its Industrial action before appealing against the judgement of the National Industrial Court which mandated  the striking lectuerers to return to classrooms 

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