Breaking: ASUU Declares Total, Indefinite Strike in Taraba, Gives Strong Reason

Breaking: ASUU Declares Total, Indefinite Strike in Taraba, Gives Strong Reason

  • The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared an indefinite strike action in the Taraba State University chapter
  • The union disclosed that the reason for their action was due to the inability of the state government to pay worker's salaries, gratuities and more
  • Its chairman, Samuel Shitaa, noted that the welfare of the workers is not a top priority to the state government
  • The union embarked on the industrial action after the state government maintained that it did not owe workers' salaries

An emerging report has it that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, has declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action.

This was after the union received permission from the national ASUU to embark on the strike action to make its demand known and also tackle the state government’s rebuttal of claims that it does not owe workers' salaries, Channels TV reported.

The Taraba State University, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
ASUU embarks on indefinite strike in Taraba university over non-payment of its workers. Photo credit: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
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ASUU gives reason for its action

Arising from a congress meeting, the union insists that the rationale behind their action is hinged on the government's failure to pay earned academic allowances, Leadership added.

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The Taraba State University ASUU chairman, Samuel Shitaa, noted that other reasons for the industrial action include, the non-implementation of agreements and perimeter fencing of the institution.

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In another development, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed one major task the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must embark on when he assumes office.

Ngige, on Wednesday, March 29, said the incoming administration of Tinubu should start discussions on a review of the minimum wage currently obtainable in Nigeria immediately after its inauguration on Monday, May 29.

The minister said the next government should come up with a new minimum wage higher than the current N30,000.

Students, business owners excited as FG hints at ending ASUU strike after 140 days earlier reported that some business owners and students expressed their excitement as the federal government hinted at ending the over four months ASUU strike.

The industrial action, which commenced on February 14 by the academic union, entered its 140 days on Monday, July 4.

ASUU had said if the government finished the testing of its paying platform, UTAS and signed the renegotiated agreement, it would call off the strike immediately.


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