The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have both threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over what it described as Federal Government’s nonchalant attitude towards implementing the 2009 agreements it signed with the two unions.
Solomon Alfa, National Vice President of SSANU, North wing, disclosed this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
Alfa stated that the unions’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) was demanding the sum of N30 billion from federal government for non-payment to the non-teaching staff in order to close the gap it created by the discriminatory allocations.
He said that the Federal Government had earlier disbursed N25 billion which was allocated to federal universities in 2019, with 80 per cent of the sum allocated to the teaching staff (ASUU) while only 20 per cent (N5 billion) went to the entire non-teaching staff.
The unions are currently on a five-day warning strike, which commenced on Monday. Reports has it that non-academic activities at many federal universities, have been immobilized by the industrial action embarked upon by the unions.