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University workers announce industrial action

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Workers of universities across the nation on Thursday announced the commencement of industrial action from Monday.

The strike which was expected to last a week was expected to press the federal government to meet their demands.

The one-week strike will last from August 19 to 23.

Recall that non-academic staff of universities had earlier planned for a nationwide protest on July 15 ahead of an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to implement its agreements with them.

Their agitation is coming four months after the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) suspended their two-month strike.

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A statement made available to newsmen on Friday, by the non-academic unions, comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), said the one-week strike is following the 14-day ultimatum given to the federal government.

The statement said “At expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, Sunday 18 August 2019, without a positive response from the Federal Government of Nigeria, members shall proceed on a 5-day warning strike in all branches from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2019.”

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