NASU Set To Embark on Strike Over IPPIS Deductions

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The Non Academic Staff Union of educational and associated institutions (NASU), has said it is ready to embark on strike over shortfalls in salaries of its members since they enrolled on the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) since February.

According to the General Secretary of the Union, Peters Adeyemi, it’s members will embark on a warning strike as soon as tertiary institutions re-open across the country.

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NASU said it had filed complaints regarding the deductions in salaries against the office of the Accountant General of the federation with the Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.

According to the Union,

“Regrettably, despite your assurances via a telephone discussion sometimes in early April, the officials of IPPIS have refused to effect appropriate corrections of all the anomalies observed by NASU members in the federal universities and intra-university centres, federal polytechnics and federal colleges of education up to this current moment, i.e salaries paid to our members in February, March and April, 2020.

“It is unfortunate that IPPIS has only betrayed the leadership of NASU by deceiving us into accepting that the IPPIS platform will take on board the peculiarities affecting our members and that there will be no problem if we key into the platform. Now we know better.

“IPPIS’ promise of doing a three-month experiment has come out disastrously and we are unable to allow this defective and deficient process to continue,” NASU said in a statement.

The union said further that it had invoked the trade dispute Act CAP 432, Trade Disputes (Essential Services) Act, CAP 433 of the of the law of the federation of Nigeria 1990 and Trade disputes (Amendment) Decree No 47 of 1992 also known as form TD/3.

The union also said it had placed it’s members in tertiary institutions across the country on a 14 day warning strike notice effective from the resumption date of their respective institutions.

The warning strike is expected to drive him their agitation against reduction in salaries of their members by IPPIS.

NASU threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met.

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