Nationwide Jubilation As ASUU Suspends Its 8-Month-Old Strike | Details
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally.
The union took the decision at the end of the National Executive Council meeting which was held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja from Thursday night October 13 into the early hours of Friday, October 14.
According to PUNCH, the meeting was called by the union to determine its next line of action after its state branches met over the Court of Appeal ruling last week.
The Court of Appeal had ordered ASUU to suspend the strike before its appeal of the ruling ordering lecturers to resume work, can be heard.
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Members of the union’s National Executive Committee, which comprises the chairmen of the state chapters and members of the national executive, attended the meeting at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 this year over poor welfare and unpaid earned academic allowances.
After several failed attempts to resolve the issues, the Federal government took ASUU to the National Industrial Court where they secured an injunction ordering the striking lecturers back to work.
ASUU approached the court of appeal Abuja but their appeal was thrown out a few days ago, Friday, October 7.