Half salaries: We’re now now not casual employees, ASUU tells FG

The Tutorial Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is interested in now now not simple the Federal Authorities in court docket docket for paying its members what it described as “so-called ‘pro-rata’ charge for 18 days because the October 2022 salaries of educational”.

The union moreover acknowledged the federal authorities’s so-called ‘pro-rata’ charge, is now now not handiest an aberration, nevertheless a violation of all recognized tips of engagement in any contract of employment for lecturers internationally.

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President of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, who acknowledged this after a marathon Nationwide Govt Council assembly which began on Monday and ended early Tuesday morning, argued that members of the union at the moment are now not casual employees nevertheless intellectuals who can now now not  be paid on pro-rata foundation.

Although the union chief nonetheless on whether or not or now now not they’d embark on one different strike, he, then again, appealed for the understanding of Nigerian college students, of us and different in fact fascinating of us and teams within the nation.

Discovering out the communiqué issued on the finish of the assembly, Osodeke acknowledged the federal authorities’s flow into to pay lecturers treasure casual employees, is unprecedented within the historical previous of college oriented labour kin.

He acknowledged, “The Tutorial Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its eight-month strike on 14th October, 2022, in obedience to the philosophize of the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom and in further consideration of intervention efforts of neatly-that manner Nigerians, alongside facet the Honourable Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

“The flow into of the Union modified into as soon as a present of manifest place confidence in the judiciary and different establishments and organs of presidency to continually set up nationwide pastime above all different issues.

“This we predict about, as a union of thinkers, intellectuals, and patriots, is now now not going to handiest abet the strategy of amicable decision of the disaster, nevertheless will moreover set up the tone for soundless industrial kin between Authorities and Nigerian employees at big.

“Sadly, the response of presidency in route of ASUU’s demonstration of have religion modified into as soon as the so-called ‘pro-rata’ charge for eighteen days because the October 2022 salaries of lecturers thereby portraying them as every day paid employees!

“This is now now not handiest an aberration, nevertheless a violation of all recognized tips of engagement in any contract of employment for lecturers internationally.

“At an emergency assembly of the ASUU’s Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC), held on Monday, 7 November, 2022, the Union deliberated on traits for the reason that suspension of the strike. NEC neatly-known with dread that paying lecturers on “pro-rata” foundation, treasure casual employees, is unprecedented within the historical previous of college oriented labour kin and due to this fact condemned this attempt to lower Nigerian college students to casual employees in its entirety.

“NEC commends the membership of ASUU for his or her perseverance within the face of untold hardship and unwarranted provocation by some notorious brokers of the ruling class.

“NEC further appeals for the understanding of Nigerian college students, of us and different in fact fascinating of us and teams whereas the Union continues to pursue apparent decision of this avoidable disaster in the future of the ambit of legality with out compromising the pursuits and welfare of Nigerian intellectuals.”