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Minimum wage:ASUU embarks on indefinite Nation-wide strike

Asuu embarks on nation wide strike in other to enable the Nigerian government conform to their demands.



The Academic Staff Union of Universities has
commenced a nationwide industrial action
following the inability of the Federal
Government to respond to its demands.
Specifically, the union accused the
government of not implementing the
Memorandum of Action signed with it,
declaring that the strike would be total as all
federal and state varsities would join the
strike.

The union made the announcement after their
National Executive Council meeting held at
the Federal University of Technology, Akure,
Ondo State on Sunday night.

Briefing journalists after the NEC meeting,
the National President of the ASUU, Prof.
Biodun Ogunyemi said all entreaties made to
the Federal Government to honour the
agreement with the union fell on deaf ears
and they had no other alternative but to
begin the strike action.

He said, “Having waited patiently for action and
meaningful negotiation with reasonable men
using the principle of collective bargaining that
ASUU at its NEC meeting of 3rd and 4th
November 2018 at the FUTA,  resolved to
resume the nationwide strike action it suspended
in September 2017 with immediate effect.

“This strike will be total, comprehensive and
indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their
services until government fully implements all
outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of
2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the
2009 agreements.

“We have today (Sunday) been subjected to 20
years of continued re-colonisation under alleged
democracy in which all the ruling class have
been regrouping among themselves in their
various factions they called political parties."

Ogunyemi alleged that the government was
not interested in public universities as the
children of the top politicians and rich men
in the society patronise private universities at
the detriment of public institutions.

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