ASUU To Make Decision On Strike On Thursday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet on Thursday to decide whether to call off its protracted strike or extend it.
There were rumors that the union had called off the strike after the meeting on Monday, October 10, 2022, between the union and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
However, a member of ASUU who requested anonymity and talked to Daily Trust denied the rumor that the union’s members will gather on Thursday.
“What is flying around is just a mere rumour. There are ways how to handle this type of issue in ASUU. Our NEC will meet on Thursday to take a decision, the source said.
On Monday, February 14, 2022, ASUU went on an indefinite strike to make the government address its outstanding demands.
The government eventually took the union to the National Industrial Court after multiple negotiations between the union and the government failed to resolve their differences.
It should be recalled that the court ordered ASUU to end the strike on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
In order to prevent the lecturers from going on strike while the Federal Government’s lawsuit against them is being adjudicated, the trial judge, Polycarp Hamman, issued a restraining order.
However, the union was not happy with the decision and decided to challenge it by going to the Appellate Court.
The Industrial Court’s judgment was upheld by the Court of Appeal, which ordered ASUU to start working again right away.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, meanwhile, has praised Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for his participation in the dispute between the union and the government.

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