The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet with the federal government delegate on Thursday to find ways of resolving the dispute between the two parties. This was confirmed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. However, ASUU said it would formally serve the federal government a notice of its commencement of two-week warning strike.
It was also gathered that ASUU will send a formal protest letter to the federal government to articulate its position on some issues, including the recent dispute over Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) enrollment.
In line with the rules of engagement for labour dispute resolution, the Ministry of Labour and Employment would be expecting the ASUU’s notice of strike for it to wade into the matter.
A ministry official revealed that once the government gets ASUU’s notice of the strike, the matter would be referred to the Ministry of Labour and Employment for negotiations to commence.
The union had on Monday asked its members in federal universities across the country to immediately commence a warning strike in response to the government’s decision to stop the February salaries of lecturers who have not registered on the salary payment platform.