Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions, NASU, National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU who have been on strike since December 2017 are seated at Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Education for a closed-door meeting with the Federal Government (FG).
The meeting which is on the instance of the Federal Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige is expected to address the “no work, no pay” policy being contemplated by the government against the striking workers.
On the contrary, the three unions have said they will not be threatened and have accused the government of being responsible for the prolonged strike.
JAC have accused the Federal Government of breaching the agreement the two parties entered into in September 2017 that led to the suspension of the strike the unions embarked on.
Present at the meeting is the Chairman of JAC and National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, the National President of NASU, Chris Ani, the NAAT President, Suleiman Sani, the General Secretary of NASU, Peter Adeyemi as well as other executive members of the three unions.