STRIKE: FG orders Vice-Chancellor to apply "NO-WORK-NO-PAY RULE

FG orders Vice-Chancellors to apply NO-WORK-NO-PAY RULE
The Federal Government has ordered Vice Chancellors of striking public varsities and inter-varsity centers across Nigeria to enforce no-work-no-pay rule on their striking lecturers. New Nigerian reliably gathered that the ” no work, no pay” directive was communicated to universities in a memo sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to universities Vice Chancellors.

 The memo signed by Director, Research, Information and Technology, Dr S.B Ramon-Yusuf stated that “payment of salaries from any other sources will be viewed as violation of extant rules and Government directive.” Part of the Memo read thus, “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.” It added, ”

However, Universities and inter-varsity centers are to pay salaries and allowances to Non-teaching staff. All Vice Chancellors and Directors of centers should note that the salaries to staff on strike from whatever source of funds shall be viewed as violation of extant rules and directive of the federal government of Nigeria” Commenting on the Memo of ” no-work-no-pay,” Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter of ASUU, Dr Deji Omole described the federal government as shameless for owing lecturers seven years of unpaid earned academic allowances and still want them to continue to work for free while the Presidency and the National Assembly feed fat on the wealth of the nation.

 Dr Omole said “it is sad that a government that prides itself as having integrity has shameful shown it lacks integrity by failing to honour agreements reached with the union but resulted to harassment and intimidation of our members on a patriotic struggle to save public education in Nigeria, saying, the directive will add fuel to the struggle as academic staff have resolved to get proper education for the children of the masses. According to Omole, the Military government tried unsuccessfully to intimidate the collective will of Nigerian masses adding that members of the union have resolved to fight for the future of the country. “We have passed this road before. It is a familiar terrain which we can navigate with our eyes closed. We shall triumph any attempt to destroy the common patrimony”. The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.”

STRIKE: FG orders Vice-Chancellor to apply "NO-WORK-NO-PAY RULE STRIKE: FG orders Vice-Chancellor to apply "NO-WORK-NO-PAY RULE Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on November 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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