Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has unveiled that it has officially sent a letter asking for reopening of negotiations with the Federal Government.
The negotiations were abandoned in February because of discrepancy over the usage of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the two parties have not had the option to meet from that point forward because of the COVID-19 concerns.
The Union additionally requested that the federal government start a procedure that would prompt the approval of its alternative salary payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and requested that the government pull out all academic staff previously enrolled on IPPIS and enlist them on UTAS.
As indicated by ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the union expects that government will stimulate the directing of integrity test on UTAS.
“We have kept in touch with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosing to him that we are prepared for integrity test on the off chance that it will be encouraged by the government. We sent the letter on Friday,” he said.
He included that the union talked about the fixing of another date for resumption of negotiations when it met with the Minister of Education last Monday and that the minister disclosed to them that he was going to make discussions on it.
“What we need from government is earnestness. On the off chance that government is legitimate with us and we go to an agreeable comprehension, we are not strike mongers; we hate being protesting either. We just use it if all else fails, when the government pushes us to strike. It is on the grounds that previous governments don’t tune in to enticing negations and don’t respect agreements. That is the reason we generally do go on strikes,” he said.