Resumption Suffers Setback As Academic Technologists Threaten To Go On Strike

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University workers under the aegis of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have threatened to ground activities on campuses to protest alleged disparity in the allocation of the 40 billion naira Earned Academic Allowance to be released by the Federal Government.

The union gave the government 14 day strike notice on Sunday to address concerns raised in the sharing formula adopted for the earned allowances or risk another round of industrial action in public universities.

NAAT and two other university – based unions – the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) are protesting the alleged allocation of 75 percent to the Academic Staff Union of Universities and 25 per cent to them from the earned allowance.

However, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige said he was yet to receive official communication from the union about the planned strike by NAAT members.

The minister, who spoke with newsmen today, directed the leaderships of NAAT; SSANU and NASU to the National Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education on the allocation of the earned allowance.

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