Varsities non-academic staff, FG reach a deal to end strike

2009 agreement: FG sets up panel to negotiate with ASUU, SSANU

The hope of early resumption of academic activities in public universities has brightened, following an agreement reached by the Presidency with the striking non-academic staff, on their various demands.

The agreement is coming in the wake of the agreement signed by the Presidency with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end their more than one month strike.

Top officials of the non-academic staff unions and the Presidency signed their agreement at a meeting which began Wednesday evening and stretched into early hours of today in Abuja.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the national president of Joint Action Committee of the non-academic staff unions, Samson Ugokwe, said they agreed on issues on the demand list.

Ugokwe, however, said his team will meet with their constituency to decide on when to call off the strike.

Labour and employment minister, Senator Chris Ngige, also said that the unions’ negotiators have agreed to consult their organs to call off the strike.

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