MEETING BETWEEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SSANU AND NASU ENDED IN DEADLOCK.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 12, 2021
The meeting between the Federal Government and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities NASU ended in deadlock.
It is the second meeting that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige is holding with the striking University Workers in an attempt to resolve the issues leading to the labour unrest in the Universities.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister lampooned the two unions describing their industrial action as illegal and unknown to labour laws.
At the first meeting with the Federal Government last Tuesday, the striking University workers said the government had failed to address their critical demands, which included unpaid earned allowances of members, delisting of members from the integrated personnel payroll information system and the arrears of the new minimum wage. The Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU had last Friday directed all their members to down tools pending when these demands are met