Ngige, says no Collective Bargaining Agreement between FG, ASUU.

Written by on July 14, 2022

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government has not reached a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The minister’s comments were contained in a statement by the Head of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Olajide Oshundun, on Wednesday.

According to the minister, even when such an agreement is produced between unions and the Federal Government, it is not the President that signs but the government side, Ministries Department and Agencies led by the direct employer with the conciliating ministry witnessing.

It could be recalled that ASUU had on February 14, embarked on industrial action, accusing the Federal Government of failing to meet its demands.

Some of the demands include the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 agreement, deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of salaries and allowances of lecturers, and the release of the white paper report of the visitation panels to universities among others.

Ameen J. Kantyok        

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