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BUK non-teaching staff join nationwide strike

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Maude Rabiu Gwadabe

Non-teaching staff of Bayero University Kano (BUK) have joined their counterparts nationwide in a 5-day warning strike over federal government’s failure to fulfill an agreement reached with their unions.

KANO TODAY reports that the Joint Action Committee of SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) had given a 14-day ultimatum to the government, which had expired on Sunday.

Haruna Aliyu, chairman Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Bayero University, Kano branch announced the decision in Kano following a congress meeting of the association on Monday.

“The strike is total and comprehensive as all our members are directed to comply, even the health center is not spared, ” Mr Aliyu said

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The chairman said that the strike is to protest federal government’s bias in the payment of earned allowances to university staff where it allocated only 20% to non-teaching staff while the teaching staff received 80% of the N25 billion released.

Another reason is the federal government’s refusal to reinstate sacked SSANU members despite an Industrial Court order given since 2016, said the chairman.

Mr Aliyu added that the federal government has also refused to renegotiate the 2009 agreement with the non-teaching staff unions despite agreeing to do so.

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