Members of the non-academic staff unions of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka branch, will on Monday commence an indefinite industrial action.
At the end of a joint congress held on the university campus, on Friday, Messers Sola Sowunmi of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Kehinde Ajibade of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the university directed all their members to stay off duties from next Monday.
“All members of SSANU and NASU in public universities nationwide are expected to proceed on indefinite, total and comprehensive industrial action from 12 midnight today, Friday and we in UNILAG will join our colleagues for the strike.”
Sowunmi and Ajibade said because the commencement of the strike fell on a weekend when ordinarily they suppose not to be at work, the strike would be effective in the real sense from Monday.
According to them, the unions’ grouse with the Federal Government is hinged on the non-implementation of past agreement it reached with the unions.
The unions’ demands they listed include non-payment of accumulated arrears of Earned allowance, non-payment of national minimum wage arrears, mutilation of their salaries since integrated into IPPIS and so on.