IPPIS: Workers in Nigerian universities begin 14-day strike nationwide

IPPIS: Workers in Nigerian universities begin 14-day strike nationwide

- Nigerian university workers have decided to embark on a 14-day warning strike

- The union of the non-academic staff noted that the strike will commence on Monday, October 5

- Comrade Samson Ugwoke in a statement said the strike is due to the inconsistencies of the IPPIS in the payment of salaries

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that on Monday, October 5, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will embark on a 14-day warning strike.

All members had been directed by the non-academic staff union on Sunday, October 4, to proceed on a nationwide strike over the alleged inconsistencies of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in payment.

Comrade Samson Ugwoke, the national president of SSANU in a statement, also alleged academic staff infringed on the headship of non-teaching units which is in violation of conditions of service and establishment procedures.

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The union listed some of their grievances as inconsistencies in the payment of salaries of its members, non-payment of earned allowances, non-payment of arrears of national minimum wage, among others.

IPPIS: Workers in Nigerian universities begin 14-day strike nationwide

Workers in Nigerian universities on Monday, October 5, embarked on a 14-day warning strike nationwide. Photo credit: Premium Times
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The non-academic staff union went on to allege corrupt practices within the university system.

Back in August, NASU and SSANU had declared a strike. The national president of SSANU speaking on behalf of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the unions lamented over the challenges of short payments of salaries in almost all the federal institutions.

He added that it had become a case of ‘from frying pan to fire' following the enrollment of its members into the IPPIS platform.

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Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it is not ready to suspend the ongoing strike until the government pays outstanding three-to-seven months withheld salaries, approves University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS) among other demands.

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Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the ASUU in a statement issued by the coordinator of the Ibadan chapter of the union, Prof Ade Adejumo, lambasted the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige for lying that the government was not owing lecturers any salary while featuring on Channels TV.

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