ASUU Praises Members For their Loyalty to the Union Despite No-Work No-Pay Directive By FG
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that its members will not be cajoled by the government to end its ongoing strike across tertiary institutions in the country as they are not beggars.
The union’s leadership also praised the members for remaining loyal to the union despite the hardships faced by their families as a result of the Federal Government’s No-Work-No-Pay directive.
Following the government’s failure to meet some of the union’s lingering demands, ASUU called a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022, followed by an eight-week strike before launching its indefinite strike.
The continued strike led to the imposition of No-Work-No-Pay by the Federal Government. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, stated that the directive was in compliance with Section 43 of the Labour Law.
Though some of the demands by the union are still undergoing negotiations, the ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, expressed optimism that the union was on the threshold of victory.