NASU, Research Institutes Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

STAFF of research institutes and allied institutions in the country, yesterday, in Abuja announced their commencement of indefinite strike over alleged non-implementation of agreement they entered into with the Federal Government.

The three unions are Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions, SSAUTHRIAI; Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions, ASURI, and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions, NASU.


The unions accused the Federal Government of paying lip service to research for development, even as the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari on his alleged tacit endorsement of workers sack by the Kaduna State government.

Briefing journalists on behalf of the affected unions, Chairman of Joint Research and Allied Institutions Sector Unions, JORAISU, and General Secretary of NASU, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, said the strike began in the early hours of yesterday. Peters Adeyemi, who is also Deputy President of NLC, said the endorsement of the mass sack of more than 22,000 workers at once by government that pledged to create jobs was most unfortunate.

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