Asuu Strike: The Outcome of FG-ASUU April 11th meeting
The Federal Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige met with members of the 2009 FG and university-based unions’ renegotiation committee on Monday, April 11 in Abuja over the ongoing strike embarked by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking during the meeting, the minister stated that the federal government is in support of the renegotiation of the welfare package for university workers, but was displeased with ASUU’s obsession with strikes whenever it has a disagreement with the government.
He pleaded with the renegotiation committee to ensure that it concludes its assignment within six weeks as provided in the Memorandum of Action with the unions.
The Minister who advised the leadership of ASUU to find a better way of pressurizing the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission on implementing agreements reached, further advised the union to keep bombarding the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, until there is a positive change.