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ASUU Adamant On Renegotiated Agreement With FG, Says Strike Continues

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted on the signing of the draft agreement reached with the Federal Government for university teachers.

According to the ASUU’s president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the union was yet to receive official communication from the government regarding a new proposal on salary review, The Nation reports.

Labour said it would go ahead with its planned pro-ASUU protest tomorrow, but electricity workers would not withdraw their services.

Falana backs action by Labour Union Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) backed Labour, saying the right to protest was fundamental.

He urged the police to provide security for those protesting. FG’s earlier promise Earlier, the government said it was ready to increase the salaries of professors by 100 per cent, with each earning N1million monthly.

This is against the 180 percent increase said to have been recommended by the Prof Nimi Briggs Committee that renegotiated the 2009 agreements with university unions.

The government has rejected the figures reached in the draft agreement with ASUU. Osodeke said:

“That (the 100 per cent pay rise proposal) is still a social media report; we are not aware.

“We have a negotiated agreement. If they have issues, they should come back to us, not go to the public.”

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ASUU reveals when it will take final decision as industrial action enters day 155. Edujandon.com earlier reported that ASUU will hold its national executive council meeting in the first week of August to discuss the status of the strike

The ASUU chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter, Gbolahan Bolarin, disclosed that the meeting would hold either July 31 or August 1.

However, Bolarin dismissed the possibility of suspending the strike, noting that the federal government has not brought anything tangible to the table.

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