Half Salaries: ASUU Declares Lecture-Free Day
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is set to embark on a one-day nationwide protest rally.
The protest is to express its concern over the non-payment of the complete salaries of lecturers.
Moyosore Ajao, chairman of ASUU at the University of Ilorin, confirmed the development to TheCable on Sunday.
ASUU had embarked on strike in February, which was later suspended following a court order in October.
Prior to the suspension of the strike, amid the back-and-forth deliberations over the demands of the lecturers, the federal government had threatened to invoke the ‘no work, no pay’ policy — a decision the government later said would be reconsidered.
But after the suspension of the strike, the lecturers said they got part-payment of one month’s salary.
ASUU had criticized the federal government’s decision on the salaries, while Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, had said interventions are being made to resolve the issue.
Speaking on the planned lecture-free day, Ajao said it won’t be on the same day for all institutions.
“It won’t be at the same time. Every branch will do its own on a different day. It’s just within the campus. It’s just making a statement,” he said.
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