ASUU States Why It Won’t Suspend Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities have insisted that only a positive response from the Federal Government to its demand would make the union suspend its strike.
ASUU, on August 13, began a nationwide strike over the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement it reached with the union in 2009.
The union also alleged that the government did not implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the two sides signed in 2013.
The body’s National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known in a statement.
The ASUU president said the union had written to the government on its position based on what government is offering.
He identified “registration of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), fractionalisation of salaries in federal universities and underfunding/non – funding of state universities” as issues requiring resolution between the ASUU and the federal government.
Others are arrears and implementation of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), release of fund for revitalisation of the nation’s public universities as spelt out in the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding, guidelines for retirement benefits of professors in line with the 2009 FGN – ASUU agreement, Treasury Single Account(TSA) and withdrawal of support for universities’ staff primary schools.