The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the try by the Federal Government to show the teachers into informal staff via the so-called ‘pro-rata’ fee for 18 days.
ASUU disclosed this in a press assertion issued on Tuesday after its National Executive Committee (NEC) assembly on Monday when it nonetheless resolved to not embark on one other strike motion.
In a press assertion on Tuesday after the top of the NEC
ASUU nationwide president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, famous that the University academics are intellectuals and never informal staff.
The assertion learn, “The Academic Staff Union of Universities suspended its eight-month strike on 14th October 2022, in obedience to the order of the National Industrial Court and in additional consideration of intervention efforts of well-meaning Nigerians, together with the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The motion of the Union was a show of manifest belief within the judiciary and different establishments and organs of presidency to all the time put nationwide curiosity above all different issues.
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“This, we imagine, as a union of thinkers, intellectuals, and patriots, won’t solely assist the method of amicable decision of the disaster however may also set the tone for easy industrial relations between Government and Nigerian staff at giant.
“Unfortunately, the response of the federal government in direction of ASUU’s demonstration of belief was the so-called ‘pro-rata’ fee for eighteen days because the October 2022 salaries of teachers thereby portraying them as day by day paid staff! This is just not solely an aberration however a violation of all identified guidelines of engagement in any contract of employment for teachers the world over.
“At an emergency assembly of the ASUU’s National Executive Committee held on Monday, seventh November, 2022, the Union deliberated on developments because the suspension of the strike. NEC famous with dismay that paying teachers on pro-rata foundation, like informal staff, is unprecedented within the historical past of university-oriented labour relations and due to this fact condemned this try to cut back Nigerian students to informal staff in its entirety.
“NEC commends the membership of ASUU for his or her perseverance within the face of untold hardship and unwarranted provocation by some infamous brokers of the ruling class.
“NEC further appeals for the understanding of Nigerian students, parents and other genuinely concerned individuals and groups while the Union continues to pursue positive resolution of this avoidable crisis within the ambit of legality without compromising the interests and welfare of Nigerian intellectuals.”
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