Emerging report reaching on Friday morning, indicates that the meeting between the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, has ended with no resolve in sight.
It is reportedly the second meeting that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has held with the striking University workers, in an attempt to resolve the issues leading to the Labour unrest in the Universities.
The Minister, at the beginning of the meeting, lampooned the two Unions, describing their industrial action as illegal and unknown to Labour laws.
At the first meeting with the Federal Government, last week Tuesday, the striking University workers said that the government has failed to address their critical demands, which included unpaid earned allowances of members, delisting of members from the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, and the arrears of the new minimum wage.
Furthermore, the Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU, had on Friday, last week, directed all their members to down tools, pending when their demands are met by the Federal Government.
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