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ASUU: Federal Government Drags ASUU To Court (READ FULL DETAILS)

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The Federal government has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the Industrial Court over its lingering strike action.

Recall that ASUU has been on strike since February 14th of 2022 to press home its numerous demands to the Federal Government, which include payment of earned allowances and salaries for lecturers, improved funding and maintenance for tertiary institutions, the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability system (UTAS) for salary payment instead of the government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel
Information System (IPPIS), the renegotiation of the ASUU FG 2009 agreement, among others.

Sources at the Federal Ministry of Labour told Journalist on Friday 9,September 2022  that the ministry’s Trade Dispute Department had filed a case before the Industrial Arbitration Court in Abuja and that the hearing would commence next Monday 12, September 2022

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ACCORDING TO THE SOURCE,

“The federal government has filed a case at the Industrial Court challenging the continued strike by the university teachers. This conforms with Section 17 of the Trade Dispute Act.”

Talks between the federal government and ASUU finally hit the rocks last Tuesday after both sides met at the National University Commission’s office in Abuja.

The Federal Government had said that it would not sign any other agreement it cannot implement.

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