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It’s ‘aluta continua’ as SSANU threatens strike

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Trouble looms in the nation’s universities as the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over what it said is an obnoxious circular from the National Universities Commission (NUC) which would obliterate the 2009 FG/SSANU Agreement.

The circular, SSANU said, would expunge the part of the agreement on university demonstration staff school.

It also noted as part of its grugdes, failure of government to settle the arrears of earned allowances and a failure to implement the 2009 agreement.

The union therefore issued a four week ultimatum which expires April 28, 2015 for the circular to be withdrawn and serious action taken over the implementation of the agreement.

SSANU in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Obudu, Cross River State, on Sunday, said political statements by government officials about the payment of the allowances has put the leadership of the union at odds with its members.

SSANU also warned the NUC to stop unnecessary meddling in the affairs of universities to avoid heating the sub-sector.

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