The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) today, Monday, commenced a 14-day warning strike.
This was made known in a letter dated 28th September 2020, and jointly signed by the General-Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi and SSANU President, Samson Ugwoke, and addressed to branch Chairmen of NASU and SSANU.
The 14-day warning strike was a fulfillment of the unions threat to begin the industrial action as soon as the Federal Government directs universities to resume academic activities.
The letter reads: “Kindly recall earlier information on the above subject matter wherein it was conveyed that the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU would embark on a 14-day Industrial action immediately universities resume following the COVID-19 lockdown.
“Following the recent directives from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to Vice-Chancellors for the immediate resumption/safe reopening of universities, you are hereby directed to commence a 14-day warning strike effective from 5th to 19th October 2020.”
NASU and SSANU said the warning strike could turn into full-blown industrial action if their grievances are not addressed by the Federal Government.
Source: Naija News