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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

FG Appeals To ASUU To Call Off Strike


The federal government has spoke to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to suspend its progressing strike in the colleges in light of a legitimate concern for the country. 

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, put forth the interest in an announcement marked by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press, in the Ministry, on Tuesday, August 15, in Abuja. 

ASUU had on Monday proclaimed an inconclusive strike over Federal Government inability to keep to the 2009 understanding. 

As per Mr. Ngige, there is a progressing renegotiation of the 2009 assention between the Federal Government and ASUU by the Babalakin Committee. 

"The national government has set up the Babalakin Committee on thirteenth Feb. 2017, which is as of now tending to the issues raised by ASUU. 

"In spite of the fact that the federal government did not wish to allocate reprimand, it is vital to take note of that ASUU did not take after due process in the assertion of the mechanical activity. 

"As it didn't give the government the obligatory 15 days' notice as contained in the Section 41 of Trade Disputes Act, Cap T8, 2004. 

"Truth be told, it was on fourteenth August, 2017 that the Office of the Minister got a letter dated thirteenth August 2017 from ASUU, that is, one entire day after it started the strike," he said. 

He, nonetheless, noticed that the letter was to advise the federal government that ASUU has initiated strike, including this is not a presentation of expectation to go on strike as contained in the Trade Dispute Act, 2004. 

He additionally said that since the case was being mollified, it was against the soul of Social Dialog and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for ASUU to set out on strike as articulated in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention. 

"The federal government in this way wishes to speak to ASUU to consider understudies who are as of now composing degree and advancement examinations. If it's not too much trouble cancel the strike and come back to the arrangement table.'' 

The pastor included that the Ministry of Labor and Employment would guarantee that a time span is fixing to transaction this time around. 

Mr. Ngige included that the Babalakin Committee was ever prepared to proceed with the arrangement. 

He additionally noticed that the essential elements for productive social exchange and additionally satisfactory forces to arrange and make proposals to the government had been set up. 

(NAN)

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