University workers’s meeting with FG ends in deadlock

Chris Ngige warns employers not to sack staff

The meeting between the Federal Government, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), has ended in a deadlock.

This is the second meeting that Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, is holding with the aggrieved university works, in a bid to resolve the issues leading to the labour unrest in the universities.

At the beginning of the meeting, Ngige slammed the two unions, describing their industrial action as illegal and unknown to labour laws.

At the first meeting with the Federal Government last Tuesday, the striking university workers said the government had failed to address their critical demands.

Some of which include unpaid earned allowances of members, delisting of members from the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and the arrears of the new minimum wage.

The joint action committee of SSANU and NASU had on Friday last week directed all their members to down tools pending when these demands are met.

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