ASUU joins NLC, TUC, and others in a nationwide strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the main labor body, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), and other organizations to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike today.
From reports earlier this year, the federal government had an initial agreement to increase the minimum pay of Nigerian workers by an additional 35,000 for the next six months. Up until this day, the federal government has not complied with its own promise and bargain.
Nigerian workers have been constantly protesting the harsh working conditions and pay of its members, which are no longer feasible with current realities. It was due to this protest that the president of NLC Joe Ajaero was beaten to near death in Imo, which in turn led to the November 8th nationwide protest.
Today is November 13th, and it seems the NLC has finally woken up as they have issued directives to all sister unions to withdraw their services until the federal government listens to their demands and fulfills that which they have already promised.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Labour Congress, has today, the 13th of November, issued a communique to all sister labor bodies to withdraw all services throughout all schools in Nigeria in solidarity for the common struggle for the benefit of all its members.
In a joint statement issued at the National Executive Council meeting, ASUU aligns with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, instructing its members to commence a nationwide withdrawal of services starting from midnight, November 13, 2023. The move aims to safeguard the interests of Nigerian workers and the union’s leadership, urging unity for a formidable stand. Zonal Coordinators and Branch Chairpersons are tasked with swift mobilization to ensure widespread participation in the strike. “A people united, cannot be defeated,” echoes the rallying cry for solidarity.
The indefinite strike, in alignment with the Nigerian Labour Congress directive, holds the potential to exert a substantial impact on the Nigerian economy. Tinubu’s administration must act promptly and strategically to mitigate potential repercussions.
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ASUU joins NLC, TUC and Others
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