University workers under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, are to start a three-day national protest on Tuesday next week in protest against government’s handling of some issues, including the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.
The directive to go on the protest was arrived at a meeting held by the leadership of the two unions in Abuja from which a communique was issued.
The communique was endorsed by the National President of SSANU, Comrade Mohammed Ibrahim and the General Secretary of NASU. Comrade Peters Adeyemi.
The Joint Action Committee listed issues that necessitated the directive to include inconsistencies in IPPIS payments; non-payment of Earned Allowance; non-payment of arrears of new minimum wage; delay in the renegotiation of the Federal Government-NASU-SSANU 2009 Agreement.
The committee urged union leaders across the country to use Monday to sensitise members on the need for the protest.
It pointed out that after the three-day national protest, the union members would consider other options to take including embarking on an indefinite strike.