The Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday said it would be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its ongoing industrial action.
The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities can’t suspend its ongoing industrial action now.
The NLC President disclosed this on Tuesday while presenting the union’s position on the six bills being considered by the Senate Committee on Aviation to transform the agencies in the sector.
Wabba stated that ASUU could not call off the strike when the issue under consideration still straggled.
Wabba when asked if NLC would advise ASUU to resume while negotiation continues, he said, “That is not how negotiations are done.”
“If before the action commences, we were able to reach a negotiation, then we would have resolved the issues.
“We are already on the action before those issues arose. I don’t think that is the best way to go. Government should show enough commitment to resolve the issue once and for all.”
“What we said in our agreement is that all the palliatives must be implemented with time line and that has not been done.
“We have since communicated to government and our next line of action would also be communicated to Nigerians.”