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Minimum Wage: ASUU Joins NLC, TUC Nationwide Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared its support for the ongoing strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) with immediate effect.

This decision comes after the Federal Government failed to meet the unions’ minimum wage demand, prompting the labour unions to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from Monday, 3rd June 2024.

In a statement issued on Monday, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, directed lecturers in universities across the country to join the strike as an affiliate of the congress.

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The statement emphasized the need for solidarity with the labour unions in their struggle for a fair minimum wage and reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariff.

The strike action is a result of the Federal Government’s failure to conclude the renegotiation of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers, despite agreements reached in previous negotiations.

The unions have accused the government of not prioritizing the welfare of workers and ignoring their demands for a fair wage.

By joining the strike, ASUU is demonstrating its commitment to the struggle for better working conditions and fair compensation for all Nigerian workers.

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The union’s involvement is expected to strengthen the strike action and pressure the government to meet the demands of the labour unions.

The strike is likely to affect university activities across the country, as lecturers are expected to stay away from their duty posts until the government meets the demands of the labour unions.

Students and parents are advised to monitor the situation closely, as the strike may lead to disruptions in academic calendars and other university activities.

The Federal Government has been urged to take immediate action to address the demands of the labour unions and avoid further disruptions to the economy and academic activities.

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