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FLASH: SSANU, NASU Declare 7-Day Warning Strike



FLASH: SSANU, NASU Declare 7-Day Warning Strike

A 7-day warning strike has been declared by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union to demand the payment of four months of withheld salaries of their members, after the 2022 nationwide strike.

The resolution was made by the joint action committee of the two unions, after a meeting held in Akure at the weekend.

Reading the communique after the meeting in Abuja, the President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim on Monday, noted that the decision to embark on the warning strike was taken as a last resort since several protest letters and other communications with the Federal Government, did not result in the payment of the withheld salaries.

The fresh development comes on the heels of recent nationwide protests by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over current economic hardship, which had led to skyrocketing costs of living across the country.

According to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the inflation rate rose to 29.90 per cent in January.

Hike in prices of food and services have generated protests, especially in the North-East, with residents seen looting food warehouses and trailers, as confirmed by the Department of State Services on Friday.