Activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have been shut down as the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASU) have commenced their warning strike.
Naija News understands the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the unions shut down electricity and water supply to the institution on Monday.
This is as the union members join their counterparts across the country for a two-week industrial action over some disagreements with the government.
The strike began at midnight of Sunday, March 27, 2022.
The Chairman of SSANU, Comrade Showunmi Olushola, in the company of his NASU counterpart, Comrade Aderibigbe Ayooluwa while addressing members of the union in front of the UNILAG Senate building on Monday, directed all members to stay at home while the strike action lasts.
“No service is essential at this time, stay off campus, no concession under any guise,” he said.
The union leaders threatened to go on a total strike if the government fails to meet their demands at the end of the warning strike.
Some of the complaints by the union include the failure of the government to review salaries and implement promotion arrears, non-payment/ haphazard payment of retirees’ benefits as well as inconsistencies in the Integrated Payment Personnel System (IPPIS).
The strike action is coming at a time the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on their extended strike action.