ASUU Strike: University Lecturers Issues Fresh Threat as FG Insists on ‘No-Work, No-Pay’ Policy

ASUU Strike: University Lecturers Issues Fresh Threat as FG Insists on ‘No-Work, No-Pay’ Policy

  • The Academic Staff Union of Universities has revealed its plan since the federal government has decided to maintain its stance of no work no pay policy
  • In fact, members of the University of Port Harcourt chapter, disclosed they are unbothered by FG's threat as they are back to work after seven months, doing more tasks which is tedious
  • Meanwhile, the Federal Government insisted earlier that university lecturers will not be paid for work not done in line with the ‘No work, no pay’ policy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to skip the backlog of academic sessions halted by their seven-month strike if the federal government persists on the no work no pay rule.

ASUU members, mainly of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) chapter, Rivers state, after a special congress and protest rally on Monday, November 21, issued the threat.

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ASUU reacts to the federal government's ‘No-Work, No-Pay’ policy. Photo credit: House of Representatives
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ASUU threatens FG

Vanguard reported that the aggrieved members argued that the policy does not apply to them because they have picked up from where they dropped their down tools seven months ago and currently clearing the backlogs of work, combining two sessions.

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Chairman, ASUU, Uniport, Dr. Uzoma Chima, said,

“What we are going to do if the FG refuses to listen to us is so simple. If government continues to say they will not pay us, we will abandon the work to do for those sessions and that will mean outright cancelation of those sessions.”

Meanwhile, some of the inscriptions on their protest placards read, “No to Pro Rata Salary Payment, “Lecturers are not casual workers” and “FG, stop maltreatment of lecturers”.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other trade unions to negotiate rather than go on strike to make their demands known.

The president said this on Thursday, November 17, at the 74th foundation day and convocation ceremonies of the University of Ibadan.

Buhari was represented at the ceremonies by Professor Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the national university commission (NUC).

ASUU: Timeline for lecturers' union to call off strike finally revealed

Meanwhile, after months of the industrial strike, there is a strong hope that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will return to the classroom in a few days' time.

This is as the president of the union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union has "for the first time, seen light at the end of the tunnel."

Following the meeting with House of Reps Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday, October 10, branches of ASUU across the country will commence traditional voting today, Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12, to take a decision over the ongoing strike by the union.


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