- September 22, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
The non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian government universities under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee – JAC have suspended their industrial action.
JAC comprises members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
National President of the three unions, Sam Ugwoke, announced the suspension at a media briefing in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The decision followed the agreement reached with the unions by the Federal Government, after eight hours of negotiations.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who led the Federal Government delegation at the meeting, gave assurances that the government has agreed to address all 12 issues raised by the striking workers. The strike was suspended two weeks after the unions declared a “total and comprehensive” industrial action.