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Industrial Court orders ASUU to call off strike

Adesola Sulaimon
The National Industrial Court has ordered the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to call off its ongoing industrial action on Wednesday,Sept 21.

Presiding over the case, Justice  Polycarp Hamman said the order to the union was in line with Section 18 of Trade Dispute Act, which allows the court to order an end to strike when national interest is at stake.


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The union embarked on the strike Febuary 14 to demand improved welfare of its members, funding for public universities and a new payment system, amongst others.

However, the FG through the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr.Chris Ngige filed a suit against the academic union, asking the court to order them back to work.

The seven month old strike has witnessed several deadlock meetings between the Federal Government and  ASUU.



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