ASUU: FG Withdraws ‘No Work No Pay’ Threat On Striking Lecturers As Negotiation Continues Today
The Federal Government has withdrawn the recent threat to activate the ‘no work no pay policy’ against striking university lecturers, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has said.
Ogunyemi said this on Sunday during an exclusive chat with Vanguard Newspaper.
According to him, the negotiation meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government would continue on Monday.
He said: “Well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay). So it appears the threat is not there for now.
“But even if the threat is there, we are prepared for that because for our members, no sacrifice is too much to salvage Nigeria’s education.
“Shortly before our action while the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) hullabaloo was going on with federal government, they went to the Federal Executive Council that they were activating that rule.”
The terms and conditions to call off strike
“Some of these conditions, ASUU said, include the full implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) the two parties willingly signed in October 2017.”
“So the MoA must be implemented fully before we can even talk of suspension of the strike. If they implement the outstanding issues in the MoA fully and change the leadership of the negotiating team, then we can go back to the negotiation,” Mr Ogunyemi had said.