The showdown between Federal Government and the Non-academic Staff of Universities seems to be worsening as days go by.
The Union had on the 10th of December embarked on an indefinite strike over what it termed “Federal Government’s lack of sincerity towards the agreement it reached with the union”
Among their demands were that the Federal Government pays the Union a total sum of 30 billion Naira as earned allowance.
The strike action embarked by the union has paralyzed most administrative duties in the Universities as first-year students are yet to be registered and those due for graduation are yet to be cleared.
A TPCN investigation revealed that ASUU is the main reason why Federal Government has played deaf ears to NASU demands.
A source told TPCN that any Federal Government’s attempt to succumb to the demands by NASU will trigger another round of strike from ASUU and the Federal Government don’t want that to happen.
The source said that ASUU doesn’t want NASU to live on them, ASUU doesn’t want NASU to get what ASUU is getting as that will lead to another strike by ASUU.
No Work No Pay Action
He said that the reason why Federal Government has not initiated a work no pay policy is that NASU members prepare payment vouchers for payment of staff in the Universities.
“They (NASU) prepare payment vouchers for all University staff. The Universities have begged NASU staff working in the bursary department not to stop work and implementing a no work no pay policy will make it impossible for even the Vice-Chancellor to be paid”
“So, the government knows the role they (NASU) is playing and I don’t think it will be wise to implement such a policy on the Union. The University systems will shut down” he said.