ABUJA – The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Educational and Associated Institutions in Colleges of Education on Friday called off its four months old strike.
The General Secretary of the union, Mr Peter Adeyemi, announced the suspension at the end of an Emergency Meeting of the union in Abuja on Friday.
Adeyemi said the suspension “takes effect from midnight on Sunday. The strike would be suspended for three months. “This is in order to enable the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, to look into the union’s demands with the aim of resolving them.’’
Colleges of education and other trade group councils of NASU participated in the emergency meeting to discuss the strike which began in March.
At the end, the council resolved that arising from the positive disposition of the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, “the on going industrial action is hereby suspended for three months.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union’s grievances include the non-release of modalities for CONTISS 15 arrears.
Others are non-release of White Paper, amendment of laws, infrastructure decay, security, demonstration primary schools and inadequate funding.
NASU is also demanding release of salaries withheld en bloc; circular on the implementation of migration for lower cadre, and setting up of technical committee to look into other pending issues. (NAN)