Half Salary: ASUU In Closed-Door NEC Meeting
Written by Joseph Emeribe on November 7, 2022
Members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union
of Universities (ASUU) have commenced its emergency meeting.
The closed-door meeting, which reportedly started at 12:42 pm today, is
currently being held at the National Secretariat of the union located on the
University of Abuja campus.
Reports gathered hinted that the meeting, which was presided over by the
president of the union, Prof. Emmanuel OSODEKE, would address issues of
“half salary” paid to lecturers in October.
A reliable source and member of the NEC who addressed reporters
anonymously said other issues will be addressed and communicated to the
media in due course.
However, justifying the government’s decision, the Minister of Labour and
Employment, Chris Ngige, noted that the government paid the lecturers prorata.
But human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, who happens to be the lead
counsel to ASUU, in a statement released on Sunday, explained why the nowork-no-pay policy could not be applicable to ASUU. According to him, the
doctrine of “no work, no pay” is totally inapplicable as students who were not
taught during the strike are currently attending lectures and writing
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