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The representatives of the federal government and the leadership of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) are meeting today, Tuesday, to meet over the planned nationwide strike declared by the unions.
The Government’s legislation will be led by the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, while the President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna will lead the unions to the meeting.
Recall that University workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, had vowed to paralyse academic activities on various campuses starting next Friday, February 5, over alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance.
Other issues raised non-payment minimum wage arrears, inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in the renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others.
The Minister in a statement released through the spokesperson of the ministry, Charles Akpan, noted government scheduled the meeting to resolve lingering issues.