Wednesday, 14 September 2016

We are yet to Declare Strike - ASUU

The University Lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU on Tuesday said that they are yet declare an industrial action.
According to source, some clarification comes on the heels of report that they would commence a one-week warning strike on October 2, 2016. The publication allegedly credited the report to the University of Abuja-ASUU Chapter Chairman, Dr. Ben Ugheoke.
But according to report, the ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke on the matter on Tuesday, said, the Union is yet to take any action.
In his statement he said, “The Union has not taken any decision whether or not to go on strike. All that we have done so far is to sensitize member of the public about the challenges that the education sector and the university system are facing.
He added, “Besides, I do not know how the news came about. I have put a call across to the Uni Abuja-ASUU chairman, who denied ever making the declaration. We shall investigate this to know how it came about in the first place.
He said, “Please help us to inform the members of the public that we have not declared a strike.”
According to source, the union has been a loggerheads with the Federal Government over the non-implementation of a pact both parties signed in 2009.

In fact, ASUU leadership had last month urged the Federal Government to fully implement the agreement it had with the union in 2009 or risk an industrial action.