The Academic Staff Union of Universities has embarked on an indefinite strike in order to force the federal government of Nigeria to honour their part of an agreement which was made as far back as in 2012. The strike started today. It does look like the nation will be ground to a halt as far as economic activities are concerned. This is because the National Labour Congress has insist it’s going to embark on its strike as proposed. The strike is slated to start tomorrow, 6th of November.
There was a court order to stop them, however, the NLC is adamant, they also refused to attend a meeting the federal government arranged for them to come to terms. The strike action is based on the refusal of the FG to agree to the proposed N30,000 a month minimum wage. The government has a said that it can pay N22,500, however, NLC is having none of it.
Other union bodies are also expected to join the strike. NUPENG has indicated interest, therefore we may see crude oil related activities coming to a halt. All workers union in air transport are also in on this. So flight operations will also be grounded in the airports across the country. TUC and other workers union bodies are in on this, Nigerians have been told to prepare themselves for the strike.
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