ASUU to Decide Whether or Not to Call Off the Strike on Friday

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After over nine months’ strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) set to decide whether or not to call off the strike latest on Friday.

This follows the Federal government’s decision to accept the demands of the Union by exempting them from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Also, the government scheduled another meeting tomorrow with the organized labor to review the working agreement on issues relating to the Downstream Sector of the Petroleum industry and electricity tariff.

Howbeit, meeting with ASUU, the federal government’s side shifted ground on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the academic staff of federal universities must be paid through IPPIS.

With the resolution of the dispute on IPPIS, which appeared to be a major stumbling block to the conclusion of negotiations by both parties, the coast is now clear for ASUU to suspend its industrial action.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige however said that ASUU is expected to go and relay the latest proposals to its organs and revert to the government so that the universities can reopen this week.

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