Non-teaching university unions shut UNILAG gates

Non-teaching university unions shut UNILAG gates

- Non-teaching university unions have sealed the gates of the University of Lagos

- They are currently observing an indefinite strike action against the federal government

- The unions are said to be striking over unpaid allowances

Members of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have sealed the gates of the University of Lagos, Independent reports.

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They are currently observing an indefinite strike action against the federal government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of earned allowance to all the staff unions in Nigerian universities.

Breaking: Non-teaching university unions shut UNILAG gates

Students seen trying to gain entrance into the school's premises (Photo credit: Twitter: @IamDemola)

Breaking: Non-teaching university unions shut UNILAG gates

The unionists are protesting over unpaid allowances (Photo credit: Twitter: @IamDemola)

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NAIJ.com previously reported three major Nigerian universities unions will embark on another bout of industrial action.

The three non-academic staff unions were said to be angry about the sharing formula of the N23 billion released by the federal government to settle their allowances.

The report said the decision to resume the suspended strike was taken at a meeting of the Joint Action Committee which is made up of SSANU, NASU and NAAT.

The workers complained about the way the financial allocation was shared.

“We wrote a letter to the federal ministry of education to explain the criteria for the allocation and we gave them seven days notice to do the needful. But the date has elapsed without a response from the federal government,” they said in a statement signed by national presidents of NAAT, Sani Sulaimon; NASU, Chris Ani; and SSANU, Samson Ugwoke.

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Source: Naija.ng

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