The leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff unions of universities on Thursday suspended its three-week strike after signing a Memorandum of Action with the Federal Government team.
NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, said the unions agreed to suspend the national strike, effective Friday 26 202, after extracting some concessions from the government.
Both unions under the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU had commenced an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021, over failure of the Federal Government to resolve issues in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, among other issues.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said while addressing journalists at the end of a meeting with the union that the union’s demands have been harmonised to the satisfaction of both parties.
Adeyemi, the JAC leadership was given the mandate by its members to suspend the strike whenever an agreement was reached with the federal government.
He said the union will continue to monitor the agreements that have been reached with the timeline, to ensure that the government implements its own side of the bargain.