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Strike || University Lecturers in Nigeria Received Half Salary For Not Being at Post – “No work, No Pay Policy”.

The Nigerian government has insisted on implementing the No Work, No Pay policy for the period the university workers were away from their duty posts.

The government ensured that ony Half payment is made for the lecturers for the Month of October.

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Both the Academic  Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the newly registered Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA) have kicked against the payment of half salaries to their members for October.

ASUU, which commenced its nationwide strike on 14 February, did not announce the suspension of the industrial action until the National Industrial Court (NIC) ordered its suspension. The union announced its resumption on 14 October, exactly eight months after the commencement of the action.

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The resumption was also a fallout of the union’s loss of its appeal against the resumption order by the industrial court at the Court of Appeal.

The National Vice President of ASUU, Chris Piwuna has described the development as “insulting, humiliating and embarrassing.”

The union’s chapter at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) also reportedly tweeted on Thursday evening condemning the development, even as it appealed to its members to remain calm.

The unions have appealed to their members to remain strong and united as they await further directives from the national secretariat.

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“The leadership of the union at the national level has been duly informed about this unfortunate development and they are on top of the issue,” he wrote.

ASUU, however, said its demands had not been satisfactorily met as of the time it was asking its members to return to work but expressed optimism that Mr Gbajabiamila’s intervention would address the grey areas.

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