The University of Jos, UNIJOS, chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has commenced a fresh ‘strike’ to protest the half salaries paid its members for the month of October.
It is the first pay they have received since the suspension of the industrial action on 14 October, and they have said the government’s action does not reflect the understanding reached before the strike was suspended.
The UNIJOS chapter of ASUU is the first to react to what Nigerian lecturers have described as mutilated salaries paid by the government for the month of October.
The National Vice President of ASUU, Chris Piwuna, who had earlier described the government’s action as “humiliating, insulting and embarrassing,” is a member of the chapter.
The Union have accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for being allegedly responsible for the “embarrassing treatment.”
The union has, however, debunked the news that it had declared strike but that its members should stay away from work until the alleged injustice is remedied.
The union is also protesting the government’s refusal to pay the withheld eight months salaries over the prolonged strike by the union.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the National Executive Council of ASUU is set to meet on Monday to deliberate on the matter and take appropriate action.