ASUU Threatens With Another Strike Scheduled for October
Following a period of economic challenges and the inability of government to meet the demands as agreed, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the union Will commence a warning strike action starting on the 2nd October,2016. if Federal Government fail to meet up with its agreements, The ASUU chairman university of Abuja chapter, Dr Ben Ugheoke disclosed this information to the media.
He said, "We have tired to dialogue with the federal Government but they have been playing games with us, we will start with a warning strike to show them we are jokers.''
Dr. Ugheoku noted that all efforts by the union proved abortive while stressing that the strike will last for one week, ''and if they do not give us listening ears we will start the indefinite strike come November 2016.''
It will be recalled that ASUU in a recent conference stated that Federal Government owns the union N124bn as earned academic allowances from 2013-2016, aside another N495bn that also accumalated as arrears.
The union also urged both federal and state government to honor the agreements they entered into with them in order to prevent a major crisis