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ASUU’s Indefinite Strike Begins Today

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ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced a nationwide industrial action today following the Federal Government’s failure to “fully implement all outstanding issues” contained in a 2017 MOA it signed the academic body.
The announcement was made by ASUU after its National Executive Council meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state on Sunday night.
According to Daily Trust, the union accused the federal government of not implementing the memorandum of action signed with it adding that the strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of ASUU, while speaking to men of the press, 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 stike 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 implement all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017 and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements,” he added.

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