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Nationwide strike: ASUU joins Organized Labour

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has joined the ongoing nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC.

The Organized Labour strike action follows the Federal Government’s failure to meet their minimum wage demand.

In a statement addressed to the branch chairpersons and zonal coordinators of ASUU on Monday, the association’s President, Emmanuel Osodeke, directed lecturers in universities across the country to join the strike as an affiliate of the congress.

The statement read, “The NLC has declared an indefinite strike action beginning from Monday, 3rd June 2024, as a result of the failure of Government to conclude the renegotiation of minimum wage for Nigerian workers and reversal of hike in electricity tariff.

“Our branches are hereby enjoined to join in the strike action as an affiliate member of Congress.

“Consequently, branch chairpersons are to mobilise all members to participate in the strike action. Yours in the struggle.”

Also, joining the workers’ strike are the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, the National Union of Electricity Employees, and the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees.

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