ASUU calls off strike on conditional terms

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to end its eight-month strike, allowing public universities across the country to reopen.

The long-running strike was called off after an all-night meeting of ASUU’s National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja.

The National Executive Committee of the academic union agreed to suspend the strike on the condition that the federal government offset its salary arrears and meet its stated demands within specified timelines.

Although details about the demands and timelines were not immediately available, a source confirmed to The Herald that the details would be made available at a press conference later on Friday, which will be addressed by the ASUU president.

Following the failure of bargaining, the federal government took the academic union to the National Industrial Court.

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As a result, the Court granted the government’s request for an injunction, allowing ASUU members to return to work while the case is being resolved. After the union approached the appeals court, it upheld the court’s order for academic union to resume work.

More details shortly…


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