Non-Academic Staff Union Of Colleges Of Education Calls Off Strike

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on July 19, 2014 0 Comments

The Aftermath of the suspension of the Colleges Of Education Academic Staff Union strike action, The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Educational and Associated Institutions in Colleges of Education yesterday called off its four-month-old strike.

The General Secretary of the union, Mr Peter Adeyemi, announced the suspension at the end of an emergency meeting of the union in Abuja.

Adeyemi said the suspension “takes effect from midnight on Sunday.

The strike would be suspended for three months.

“This is in order to enable the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, to look into the union’s demands with the aim of resolving them.’’

Colleges of education and other trade group councils of NASU participated in the emergency meeting to discuss the strike which began in March.

At the end, the council resolved that arising from the positive disposition of the Minister of Education, Malam Shekarau, “the on-going industrial action is hereby suspended for three months.’’

It will be recalled that the union’s grievances include the non-release of modalities for CONTISS 15 arrears.

Others are non-release of White Paper, amendment of laws, infrastructure decay, security, demonstration primary schools and inadequate funding.

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