Despite the Federal Government’s settlement of minimum salary arrears, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Saturday that the strike will continue.
This was mentioned in a circular sent by the union’s University of Lagos section, headlined “Payment of Minimum Wage Arrears.”
Dele Ashiru, the head of ASUU in UNILAG, verified the directive.
In response to the overdue payment, Ashiru stated that it is not an ASUU fundamental demand.
The circular read, “The leadership of our Branch has been inundated with calls concerning the recent payment of the long-overdue arrears of the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage.
“Our members are reminded that this is not one of the core demands upon which the ongoing strike action is premised.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the demands of our Union are the conclusion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, abrogation of the fraudulent and corrupt IPPIS scheme and the deployment of UTAS, payment of promotion arrears, the proliferation of State Universities and governance issues amongst others.
“While our Union welcomes this unsolicited payment, our members should please conserve the funds and spend wisely to energise our struggle until all our demands are satisfactorily met Our Union commends the resolve and sacrifice of our members in enthroning a globally competitive University system.
“United we bargain! Divided we beg! A people united can never be defeated. Solidarity forever”
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