The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).
The strike suspension takes effect from 12 am Thursday 24th Dec, 2020.
ASUU and Federal Government finally agreed on major issues that will lead to the end of 10 months long strike by lecturers.
They reached the agreement early today Wednesday 23rd Dec, 2020 when they concluded the eight hours long close door meeting with federal government after months of failed negotiations.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, who is the federal government delegate hosted the meeting in Abuja
ASUU commented that they are happy about how the government is currently handling their requests and that government has now given them a new offer.
They released a statement highlighting the details of the suspension.
Some of the highlights:
A. Accepts the agreement reached
B. To consciously monitor implementation
C. To ensure no Non-IPPIS- compliant suffers because of the strike
D. To ensure mainstreaming of EAA
E. Conditionally suspend the strike WEF 12:01 am Thursday, 24/12/2020
G. To resume strike without notice if Government fails.