The leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three- week strike after signing a Memorandum of Action with the Federal Government team.
The suspension of the strike takes effect from, Friday 26 2021, the JAC stated.
Recalled that Both unions under
the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU commenced an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021.
The strike according to the unions was over the failure of the Federal Government to resolve issues in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.
They are also protesting the sharing formula of the N40 billion earned academic allowances and non-payment of arrears of the new minimum wage, among others.
Addressing reporters at the end of a meeting with the Federal Government team led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige, NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, said the unions agreed to suspend the national strike after extracting some concessions from the government.
He said the union’s demand have been harmonised to the satisfaction of both parties.
He stressed that they will continue to monitor the agreements that have been reached with timeline, to ensure that the government implement its own side of the bargain.