The Academic Staff Union of Staff Universities, ASUU, might be going on another strike strike, barely three weeks after it suspended its 8-month industrial action.
The National Executive Council of the ASUU is set to meet on Monday (tomorrow) to decide whether to embark on another strike or not.
The meeting, which is expected to be held at the University of Abuja campus, comes on the heels of the October salary cut received by members of the union, weeks after suspending the prolonged industrial action.
A member of the NEC, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said nothing would stop the union from embarking on another strike, stressing that their earlier agreement had been breached.
He said, “We are meeting on Monday to decide on the Federal Government’s move. I don’t think there will be anything that can stop the union from going on fresh strike. Agreement is agreement”.
When contacted, the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke confirmed the NEC meeting.
Asked if the union was planning to embark on another strike, Professor Osodeke simply said, “we have procedures, we will meet soon and whatever is the outcome, we will let you know”.
Already, the University of Jos (UNIJOS) chapter of ASUU had on Friday commenced a fresh ‘strike’ to protest the half salaries paid to its members for the month of October.