JAC Suspend Over 3 Months Industrial Action
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities have announced the suspension of its over 100 days industrial action and directed members to resume on March 15, 2018.
The Joint Action Committee comprised of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT).
The national chairman of the Joint Action Committee Samson Ugwoke, who announced the suspension on Wednesday at a press briefing, however, said that the Union “shall not hesitate to resume the strike if government reneges on the agreements reached or delays in any aspect,”
Recall, that The Federal Government after two days, conciliatory meeting with the leadership of the Joint Action Committee had agreed to source for about N8 billion within the next five weeks, to settle the Earned Allowance of striking non-teaching staff of Nigerian Universities.
The agreement was signed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Comrade Samson Ugokwe, President of the National Association Academic Technologists (NAAT), Com. Sani Suleiman and General Secretary of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Com. Peters Adeyemi.
The workers under the aegis of the Joint action committee had commenced an indefinite strike action on December 4, 2017, as a result of the failure of the Federal Government (FG) to implement some of the contents of the Agreement of 20th September 2017 between the Federal Government and JAC.