SSANU THREATENS FRESH STRIKE OVER 4 MONTHS 2022 OWED SALARY
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on October 2, 2023
The senior staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, is threatening fresh industrial action over unpaid four months salaries in 2022.
SSANU in a six-paragraph communique read by its President, Mohammed Haruna at the end of its National executive council meeting said about a hundred of its members have died due to indebtedness, hunger, treatable sicknesses, depression and starvation.
It noted that the federal government’s announcement of five-billion-naira subsidy palliative to states is only political.
SSANU revealed that though it has not accepted the last 35 percent and 25 percent pay rise for Nigerian University workers, it has decided to politely but grudgingly ask the government to swiftly begin its implementation.
The union body called on the Education Minister, Professor Tahir Mamman to conclude negotiation on the 2009 FGN/SSANU agreement renegotiations as directed by President Bola Tinubu.
SSANU cautioned against state governments plans to pull state universities out of the universities’ unions, warning that it could lead to an unending industrial disharmony.
It urged President Tinubu to quickly co constitute universities governing councils, even though it raises concerns over the usurpation of the governing boards powers by the office of the head of service.