The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities,SSANU, has made good its threat to begin a nationwide strike from Monday – the seven day warning strike is over the non-payment of the Earned Allowances of the non-teaching staff in the universities as agreed in the 2009 FGN/SSANU agreement.
SSANU National President, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, has hinted that the strike is to begin across the country on Monday, November 10, if steps are not taken to resolve the issues at stake.
To this end, the union has written President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqquatu Rufai, stating that the strike will affect all Federal and state universities across the country. Copies of the letters were sent to the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu and the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC).
In the letters, signed by Comrade Ugwoke and dated November 27, (to President Jonathan) and 30 November, (to Minister of Education), the union said the suspended strike would begin on December 10 if pragmatic steps were not taken to resolve the issues between 3 December and midnight of 10 December.