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This indefinite strike started as a warning strike, now the whole issues is now out of control. Asuu means Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Several branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have voted overwhelmingly for members in both federal and state universities to embark on an indefinite strike to press home the implementation of their demands.
ASUU branches nationwide on Friday held a referendum in line with an earlier directive by the National Executive Council (NEC) to vote whether the strike will be indefinite strike, one month strike, one week warning and no strike.
Indications have emerged that majority of ASUU branches voted overwhelmingly for indefinite strike in an attempt to make the Federal Government implement the union’s demands. The demands have been lingering since 2009. ASUU members at the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, Lagos State University, four from North East, South South and three from South East voted for industrial action.
Among issues in contention includes, federal government breach of the 2009 FG/ASUU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed agreement on financing grant to state universities, conditions of service, non implementation of Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) and re -negotiation of the agreement.
Other outstanding issues are non provision of revitalization funds to public universities, non release of NUPEMCO operational licence, payment of half salaries to members and government owing universities outstanding N880 billion in intervention fund.
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