Double Trouble: ASUU Joins Forces with NLC & TUC in Strike Ultimatum Showdown

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined forces with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) in issuing a stern warning to the Federal Government. ASUU’s threat comes amidst the NLC and TUC’s announcement of a nationwide strike ultimatum over the government’s failure to address hardship, cost of living, and insecurity.

ASUU expressed frustration over the government’s lack of progress in fulfilling promises made to the union, particularly regarding salary increments, earned academic allowances, and the removal from IPPIS. The union highlighted the non-payment of a 25% to 35% salary increment backdated to January 2023, as well as the failure to pay the promised 35k palliative.

The NLC and TUC, on the other hand, issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government, citing the failure to implement the 16-point agreement reached between organized labor and the Federal Government on October 2, 2023. They expressed deep concern over the government’s disregard for the widespread suffering and hardship experienced by citizens and Nigerian workers.

The impending nationwide strike underscores the gravity of the situation and the growing frustration among the populace. The prolonged hardship, soaring cost of living, and persistent insecurity have eroded public confidence in the government’s ability to address these critical issues.

ASUU’s Press Release

While the strike action is a crucial step towards holding the government accountable, it is essential to acknowledge the potential adverse effects on the general public and the nation. A nationwide strike can disrupt economic activities, impact essential services, and further strain an already fragile economy.

The government must heed the call of organized labor and take immediate action to address the pressing issues facing the nation, as further delay could exacerbate the already dire situation. Stay tuned for further updates on these developing stories.

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