The two weeks warning strike being embarked upon by the academic staff union of universities commences, as federal government issued a condition to integrate the university transperance and solution (UTAS) being put forward by the union onto the government’s integrated payroll and personel information system (IPPIS).
Dr Chris Ngige Minister of labour and employment disclosed this after a face to face technical session between the two parties, in which the meeting ended at 7:30 pm. But shockingly, both parties did not reveal the terms and condition of the meeting. Both parties are expected to rendezvous next monday or Tuesday.
However, the ASUU president professor Biodun Ogunyemi in his Comment said, the national executive committee of the union would review the condition set for integration of UTAS into IPPIS, a decision based on the decision of government.
According to reports, the union had on monday declared a two weeks warning strike over the none payment Of salaries of lectures due to failure of them enrolling in the IPPIS. In which was described a day after as a “illegal” by the minister of labour and employment Dr Chris Ngige.