Home » Half Salary: ASUU Begins NEC Meeting
News

Half Salary: ASUU Begins NEC Meeting

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has started its meeting.

Naija News reports that the meeting started around 12:40 pm on Monday.

A member of NEC who pleaded anonymity told Punch “The meeting just started.”

Recall that Naija News reported earlier this morning that the NEC of ASUU is set to meet today, 7th November at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja to decide the fate of Nigerian students in public universities.

 Naija News reports that the ASUU emergency NEC meeting is to discuss the way forward, as the union will reveal its stand over the issue of half salary paid to members by the fderal government.

According to some ASUU leaders, members are advocating for another round of strike if payments for their salary backlog is not made.

The academic union leaders told Punch that as the case is now, the decision lies with lecturers whether or not to resume because some ASUU branches across the nation have held congresses to decide on the next steps to take.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to meet today, 7th November at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja to decide the fate of Nigerian students in public universities.

Naija News reports that the ASUU emergency NEC meeting is to discuss the way forward, as the union will reveal its stand over the issue of half salary paid to members by the federal government.

In the midst of all the agitations, a member of the ASUU NEC who pleaded anonymity confided in the Punch that “Officially, the national body did not tell branches to hold congress, but many of them started calling meetings following the receipt of the amputated salary by the government. We don’t have to go on strike; there are lots of options available.

“We can decide to stay at home, we can decide to seize results, or we can decide to cancel the session since the government won’t pay the withheld salary and we can’t work for months that we weren’t paid for,” the source said.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Categories

Newsletter

Loading