ASUU Plans Protest, Declares Lecture-Free Day Over Half Pay

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members nationwide to observe a lecture-free day to ventilate their grouse over the Federal Government’s implementation of “no-work, no-pay” policy.

Recalls that the Federal Government had paid only half salary for the month of October to the public university lecturers, who had been on industrial action for eight months and returned to work on October 14.

The lecturers said the policy is an attempt to casualise their employment, which they said is unacceptable stemming from the fact they are intellectuals.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige had been fingered as being behind the policy.

ASUU Chairman, University of Lagos (UNILAG) branch, Dr. Dele Ashiru told Newsmen on Sunday, that the lecture-free day protest will be organised at the branch level of the union across public university campuses nationwide and it will take place for all lecturers who are members of the union.

He said Every university where ASUU has members has been directed to choose a day within the week to hold a special congress and also go on protest rally within their campuses, Ashiru revealed.

The UNILAG-ASUU had fixed Tuesday, November 15, for its own rally.

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