ASUU Holds Emergency NEC Meeting On Monday Over Half Salary ‣ Star Potter

ASUU Holds Emergency NEC Meeting On Monday Over Half Salary ‣ Star Potter

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will hold an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja on Monday.

The emergency meeting of the NEC was transferred to discuss the payment of 18 days as salary for October to teachers at federal universities.

The federal government paid college teachers half of the October salary on Thursday, while it had a seven-month outstanding month, which it refused to pay.

The payment of half a salary to university teachers is currently causing ripples across several campuses.

“When I received the notification, I was shocked by the amount credited to my account. I had to call a colleague and she confirmed a reduction in the amount paid. I also informed my industry chairman about the development.

“This government is not sincere in its approach to the whole issue. Since we suspended the eight-month strike, teachers have been treated like little children without respect. I don’t feel like going back to class, but for the students we have to do the necessary, revealed a senior UNILAG teacher.

One of ASUU’s zonal coordinators told the Daily Sun that the NEC meeting has been set for Monday and that the half-paid salary is at the top of the agenda.

“Many of our members are agitated about the actions of the government. If it’s not for our students, I’ll push for a strike. Our leaders need to draw the attention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who mediated before we suspended the strike, the coordinator said.

While teachers complain about half the salary, the non-academic staff received the full salary before October.

Some members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) told Daily Sun that the government paid them full salary.

With the payment in October, the federal government now owes ASUU members seven months of outstanding salaries and five months for non-teaching staff.

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