The latest meeting between the federal government and the university workers has ended in a deadlock.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, had met with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities in a bid to address their demands.
It was learnt that the minister argued the industrial action by the two unions was illegal and unknown to labour laws. The striking workers had accused the Nigerian government of failing to address their critical demands.
The demands includes: Unpaid earned allowances of members, Delisting of members from the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and Payment of arrears of the new minimum wage.
With the federal government’s failure to address the demands, the joint action committee of SSANU and NASU on Friday, February 5, directed all their members to down tools pending when the government takes appropriate actions.
source: legit ng