The University Academic Staff Union will hold a quarterly National Executive Council meeting at the University of Calabar on Sunday.
A member of the NEC confirmed this to our correspondent on Saturday in Abuja.
“There is a quarterly NEC and it is for the fourth quarter. Many issues will arise and certainly the topic of withheld and amputated wages will come up.
The national president of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, could not immediately be reached for comment on the matter.
PUNCH reports that after ASUU called off the strike on October 14, the teachers were paid a ‘disabled’ month’s salary, with the remaining months’ salaries withheld.
The Federal Government said the payment was proportionate as the union had only been on strike for two weeks of the month. But ASUU protested, accusing the government of casually dismissing academics.
Despite the protests and the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the executive arm of government has insisted that it will not change its rationale for implementing the “No Work, No Pay” policy.
The government’s decision to withhold teachers’ salaries sparked a series of protests across the country, with some branches of the union calling for the sacking of Education Minister Adamu Adamu and Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige.
However, the union confirmed that its members had received their full salary by November 2022.
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