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SSANU and NASU to begin nationwide protest on Tuesday

The Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Tutorial Workers Union of Academic and Related Establishments have known as on their members throughout the nation to mobilise for a nationwide protest.

In a round addressed to all department chairmen of the 2 unions and made accessible to the media on Sunday in Abuja, the unions mentioned the protest would begin on July 9, 2024 in all state branches of the federation, with a nationwide protest to be held in Abuja on July 18.

The round was collectively signed by the Secretary Common of NASU and the Nationwide Chairman of SSANU, Peters Adeyemi and Mohammed Ibrahim respectively.

The unions mentioned the protest follows the current breakdown of dialogue between the joint motion committee of the 2 our bodies and the ministers of training and labour and employment.

The assertion learn: “The nationwide physique of the Joint Motion Committee of NASU and SSANU met on Thursday, July 4, 2024 to evaluation and take a place on the present scenario relating to the withheld 4 months salaries and different grievances of our members in college and inter-university centres.

“Equally, the Nationwide JAC, upon invitation, met with the Minister of Schooling; the Honourable Underneath-Secretary of State for Schooling; the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Schooling; different prime officers of the Ministry and the Nationwide Universities Fee.

“Sadly, the dialogue with the Minister of Schooling didn’t present a convincing dedication to the fee of the withheld salaries and options to different ongoing complaints of the JAC from the 2 unions.

“It’s also disheartening that the JAC was additionally current on the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and as ordinary, the Honourable Minister of State was not current to obtain us as we have been knowledgeable that she had an pressing name from the villa. The Everlasting Secretary who changed her couldn’t make any commitments on the problems that have been raised.”

In accordance with the round, the unions indicated that that they had determined to launch a collection of business actions after the federal authorities failed to answer their grievances.

It added: “In view of this disappointment and the federal government’s incapability to handle the grievances of NASU and SSANU, JAC has selected a collection of business actions, together with the next: All NASU and SSANU branches should mandatorily maintain a basic assembly on Monday, eighth July 2024 to sensitise members to the federal government’s insensitivity to our plight.

“A one-day protest should be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at every department concurrently. Every department should make sure that all members take part totally within the protest and that the media is satisfactorily mobilized.

“A nationwide protest can be held in Abuja on Thursday 18th July 2024, after which the JAC will meet to announce a date for the graduation of the strike. Additional info can be communicated as acceptable. Thanks on your anticipated cooperation on this regard.”

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