Half-payment: ASUU awaits court ruling
Written by admin on November 9, 2022
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has decided that it will not embark on another strike over its salary cut but instead engage in peaceful consultation.
In a statement made available on Tuesday after the National Executive Council meeting NEC and signed by ASUU’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the union said it would continue to pursue a positive resolution of the avoidable crisis within the ambit of legality without compromising the interests and welfare of Nigerian intellectuals.
Some members of the union also confirmed to our correspondent that it would not go on strike for now.
In the statement, Osodeke also appealed for the understanding of Nigerian students, parents, and other genuinely concerned individuals and groups.
The statement partly read, “At an emergency meeting of the ASUU’s National Executive Committee, held on Monday, November 7, 2022, the union deliberated on developments since the suspension of the strike. NEC noted with dismay that paying academics on a “pro-rata” basis, like casual workers, is unprecedented in the history of university-oriented labour relations and therefore condemned this attempt to reduce Nigerian scholars to casual workers in its entirety.”
He added that the NEC commended the membership of ASUU for their perseverance in the face of untold hardship and unwarranted provocation by some notorious agents of the ruling class.
However, investigations by our correspondents showed that ASUU chose to keep mum on the possibility of another because the matter was still in the court.