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JUST IN: ASUU to declare nationwide strike over unmet demands


The Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the continued strike by the organised labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC).

In an announcement addressed to the department chairpersons and zonal coordinators of ASUU on Monday, the affiliation’s President, Emmanuel Osodeke, directed lecturers in universities throughout the nation to hitch the strike as an affiliate of the congress.

The assertion learn, “The NLC has declared an indefinite strike motion starting from Monday, third June 2024, because of the failure of Authorities to conclude the renegotiation of minimal wage for Nigerian staff and reversal of hike in electrical energy tariff.

“Our branches are hereby enjoined to hitch within the strike motion as an affiliate member of Congress.

“Consequently, department chairpersons are to mobilise all members to take part within the strike motion. Yours within the battle.”

Nigeria’s labour unions on Monday commenced a nationwide strike amid uncertainties.

The nationwide strike was declared by the unions to compel the federal government to agree on a brand new minimal wage for staff and evaluation the rise within the value of electrical energy for some shoppers.

On Sunday, a gathering between representatives of the federal authorities, management of the Nationwide Meeting, and officers of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) over the proposed nationwide minimal wage resulted in impasse.

The assembly which started round 5:50 p.m. and ended at 8:45 p.m. held behind closed doorways on the Nationwide Meeting advanced, Abuja.

Earlier on Friday, the NLC and the TUC declared a complete indefinite strike.

The unions anticipate quite a few different staff’ unions, together with these of docs, college lecturers, airport staff, and electrical energy staff to hitch in.

In a discover issued on Saturday concerning the indefinite nationwide strike, the Normal Secretary of NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja, urged all affiliated our bodies to mobilise their members for full compliance with the commercial motion directive.

Mr Ugboaja emphasised the significance of guaranteeing a complete closure of all workplaces, noting that the success of the strike hinged on the collective dedication and resolve of their members.

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