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Friday, 18 November 2016

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will continue on its proposed definite industrial action as the union's 2-week warning strike comes to an end next week.

Tony Eyang, ASUU's chairman in University of Calabar, told newsmen on Thursday that the Federal Government is not ready to fulfil promises of the union and thereby asking for the strike.


According to Eyang:
"We are avowed to our responsibility to the future of this country; it is regrettable that over and over again we get to this point but what we have resolved to do is that government does the needful and we will not surrender even if it means our embarking on a total and indefinite strike for years.

""When the present government came into office, ASUU exercised a lot of patience, a lot of understating as a form a support to the government and we indicated intention to have an audience with the President who is the visitor to all the federal universities, the Minister of Education and the National Assembly so as to make government see the need to address these pending issues but that has not been granted up till now.

"There is a new form of slavery where university teachers are not given what they are entitled to which implies that the federal government has unilaterally reached a decision to reduce the entitlement of academic staff of universities which of course is against the labour law,"
 
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