ASUU STRIKE: FG sets up committee to review ‘no work, no pay’ stance : TV360 Nigeria

The federal government announced that it had set up a tactical committee to review its “no work, no pay” stance against striking members of the University Academic Staff Union.

This followed a meeting of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; with pro-chancellors, council presidents as well as university vice-chancellors last week at a meeting that was part of efforts to resolve the seven-month industrial action by public university professors .

The press and public relations director of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, revealed this to reporters after the meeting which lasted more than two hours.

He said the committee should also look into the issues of increasing the salaries of university professors and come up with workable solutions.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on industrial action on February 14, 2022 to protest FG’s reneging on several agreements with the union, including the revitilization of public universities.

Following disagreements resulting from the strike, the federal government decided to adopt the “no work, no pay” policy to punish teachers who turned off their tools for more than six months.

Maria D. Ervin