Just-In: ASUU Suspends Strike.
Reports just coming in has it that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), after their meeting this evening, has announced a conditional suspension of the strike it embarked upon five weeks ago.
ASUU’s decision followed a reconciliation meeting with a Federal Government team which held on Monday in Abuja. The union asks lecturers to resume tomorrow and gave the FG till end of October to fulfill its pledges.
The talks with the Federal Government team came after about two weeks following the union’s consultations with its various chapters on the terms of agreement earlier reached by both parties.
Briefing journalists after a meeting with the Federal Government Negotiation Team, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi said in event the government in her characteristic mature failed to implement the agreement, the union will not hesitate to take appropriate action, adding that all the items on the list have a time line.
In his reaction, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said all the gray areas have been sorted out and an agreement reached.
He said that members of the union had insisted that they were tired of having agreements that are not implemented, pointing out that the content of the agreement was taken from the series of meeting with the union since the commencement of the strike.
Ngige further said that both the government and the union understood themselves and agreed in several issues, assuring that the agreement reached will be implemented by the government in line with available resources.