BREAKING: FG Withdraws `No Work No Pay' Threat, As ASUU Negotiation Resumes Today

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The 'No Work, No Pay' threat served the Vice Chancellors of striking universities by the Federal Government has been rescinded.

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has said during an interview with pressmen late Sunday.

Scooper reported Friday that FG had directed the vice chancellors to withhold payment for all striking members of ASUU stressing that payment by whatever form will constitute a flagrant violation of the order.

The  memo delivered on behalf of the President by the NUC Director of Research, Information and Technology S.B Ramon-Yusuf, said “In view of the current Industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government has directed that there shall be no payment of any form of salaries and allowances to the staff on strike in federal and inter-varsity centers.

“Consequently, I am to direct Vice-Chancellors to apply the “No-work-no-pay” rule. However, Universities and inter-varsity centers are to pay salaries and allowances to Non-teaching staff.

However, Ogunyemi said the threat has been withdrawn that negotiation between the parties will resume today.

According to him, "Well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay). So it appears the threat is not there for now. But even if the threat is there, we are prepared for that because for our members, no sacrifice is too much to salvage Nigeria’s education.

He added, "Shortly before our action while the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) hullabaloo was going on with federal government, they went to the Federal Executive Council that they were activating that rule.”    

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