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FG Threaten To Stop The Salaries Of Non-Teaching Workers Of Universities

FG Threaten To Stop The Salaries Of Non-Teaching Workers Of Universities.

FG Threaten to stop the salaries Of Non-teaching Workers of Universities for embarking on Indefinite strike. The minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige says that Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act 2004 and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) statutes permit the
government to stop the salaries of workers when they are on strike.

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Ngige said that the ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Institutions (NASU), contravened Nigeria’s labour laws and the statutes of ILO.

The Minister noted that declaration of strike during negotiation was an act of intimidation, not allowed in labour
negotiations, as doing so employees are tying the hands of the employers to the back.

He said these in his opening remarks during a social dialogue between the unions and the Federal Government
on Thursday.

The Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU commenced an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021 over the failure of the federal government to resolve issues in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System and disparity in the sharing of the N40 billion Earned Allowances, among others.

Source: thenation

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