Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non- Academic Staff Union will commence a 14 – day warning strike from October 5 to October 19 .
A statement jointly signed by the National President , SSANU , Samson Ugwoke , and General Secretary , NASU , Peter Adeyemi , said the strike was premised on the inconsistencies of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System in the payment of salaries and the non – payment of Earned Allowances to members .
Some other issues mentioned in the statement were, “ non – payment of national minimum wage and retirement benefits to our members . The delay in the renegotiation of FGN / NASU and SSANU Agreements , as well as the non – payment of benefits to retired members , teaching staff usurping the headship of non – teaching units and neglect and poor funding of state universities . ”
“ Please note that this warning strike is a prelude to a full blown total and indefinite industrial action if the grievances highlighted above are not properly addressed,” the statement added .
While addressing journalists after a joint congress in front of the University of Lagos Senate building on Friday, the branch chairmen of UNILAG chapters of SSANU and NASU , Olusola Sowunmi and Kehinde Ajibade , said they were now rejecting IPPIS because the government promised to take care of the peculiarities of the university system , but failed to do so.
Sowunmi said , “ We are disappointed with the turnout of things . The IPPIS failed to meet our expectations and our retired members are not being paid as and when due . Also , we are not being paid the new minimum wage that other agencies of government have been enjoying. The new wage is a matter of law as it was an act of parliament . ”