FG succumbs to NASU, SSANU demands – Vanguard is haldol a controlled substance News

Among the contentious areas included the earned allowances which the is haldol a controlled substance non-teaching staff unions claimed that they were shortchanged in the is haldol a controlled substance sharing formula. They said that out of the N23 billion released to is haldol a controlled substance the four unions in the university, the academic staff union of universities, ASUU, allegedly took over about eighty per cent of the money, leaving only twenty per cent for the three unions.

They also lamented the inability of the government to obey is haldol a controlled substance court judgment especially the judgment of the industrial court in is haldol a controlled substance 2016 that directed the government to reinstate sacked workers of is haldol a controlled substance staff schools which has not been complied with and the is haldol a controlled substance re-negotiation of the 2009 agreement.

In what may be described as a proactive measure the is haldol a controlled substance permanent secretary, ministry of education, mr. Sonny ochono last week summoned the leaders of the two is haldol a controlled substance unions under the umbrella of JAC at the ministry’s headquarters, abuja, to discuss the problems in a bid to find a is haldol a controlled substance lasting solution.

In an interview with vanguard, chairman of JAC and president of SSANU, comrade samson ugwoke said that the government has promised to is haldol a controlled substance address the issues by reversing the status quo in the is haldol a controlled substance sharing of the earned allowances, bring back the sacked workers of the university staff schools is haldol a controlled substance who are still alive and also begin renegotiation of the is haldol a controlled substance 2009 agreement with the unions.

However, JAC chairman, ugwoke said, “we had a meeting convened by the permanent secretary, ministry of education over our 14-day ultimatum for government to implement all our demands or is haldol a controlled substance else by 19th of august we proceed on one week is haldol a controlled substance total and comprehensive warning strike.

“in response to that, they invited us to a meeting yesterday at the minister’s conference room, ministry of education. NASU and SSANU were well represented, the exco of JAC was there and we had a is haldol a controlled substance discussion with them. The permanent secretary tried to give us the update on is haldol a controlled substance major three items, vis-a-vis the earned allowances, the university staff schools matter and the renegotiation.

“on the renegotiation, he observed that we are correct that since this year is haldol a controlled substance 2019, we have never met. He said that the ministry has written, discussed with the chairman to commence re-negotiation with us and ensure that the renegotiation is within is haldol a controlled substance six months. A copy of the letter will be given to us is haldol a controlled substance to that effect we said okay.

“to this end, he said that from the advice of the attorney general is haldol a controlled substance of the federation and others, that government can go ahead and recall them. He even told us that when a case came from is haldol a controlled substance the obafemi awolowo university ile ife, he has written a letter recently to the vice-chancellor to immediately obey the court order and allow the is haldol a controlled substance sacked staff to stay.

“so what he should do is to write a memo is haldol a controlled substance to the accountant general of the federation as regards the is haldol a controlled substance enrollment of those people in the payroll of the individual is haldol a controlled substance universities and copy that letter directing the executive secretary of is haldol a controlled substance the NUC to forward the letter to the vice chancellors is haldol a controlled substance for immediate implementation so that those universities that sacked the is haldol a controlled substance staff should recall those who are alive.

“so, to this end, we agreed that this letter should be written and it is haldol a controlled substance should go to all the vice chancellors. We know that few state universities that we have cases is haldol a controlled substance with will always refer to the federal implementation to the is haldol a controlled substance various universities and once we have a letter like that, it can also be sent to state universities.

“the earned allowances. He appealed to us to exercise a little patience, that he wanted a holistic and permanent resolution of the is haldol a controlled substance crisis of sharing or distribution of funds to universities through is haldol a controlled substance labour or by the accountant general’s office.

” he said that he was now ready to do what is haldol a controlled substance we had proposed. First, that they are going to send companies to go to is haldol a controlled substance universities for verification. To verify individuals that are due for earned allowances and is haldol a controlled substance how much each individual is entitled to and also how is haldol a controlled substance much have been paid to them and how much balance is haldol a controlled substance remains.

“that when they do that, we will now actual figure of entitlement to each individual is haldol a controlled substance which will culminate in having the amount owed to each is haldol a controlled substance university. He is telling us that the next tranche of the is haldol a controlled substance release of earned allowances is september and he would not is haldol a controlled substance like to apply for the release of this earned allowances is haldol a controlled substance based on the projected figure, he wants to have the actual figures.

“so, he has written to the accountant general that this process is haldol a controlled substance of verification must end within six weeks so that when is haldol a controlled substance the september money is released, they will now know the level of actual indebtedness and is haldol a controlled substance the money will be spread on pro-rata basis to universities and to people.

Ugwoke said when the JAC gets the expected letters which is haldol a controlled substance would disclose the steps government is taking to re-ensure that there will be accountability and that the injustice is haldol a controlled substance done to them remedied in the next tranche, then they will be able to inform their members who is haldol a controlled substance will, in turn, take decision either to go ahead with the strike or is haldol a controlled substance exercise patient to see what will come out of it.

He said that they were not withdrawing the ultimatum yet, adding, “I have said we have finished the meeting with the is haldol a controlled substance permanent secretary and he has made some offer to us, we are taking it to NEC and it is for is haldol a controlled substance NEC to take decision and not us.”

He said, “it was true we held a meeting with the permanent is haldol a controlled substance secretary of the federal ministry of education and his team is haldol a controlled substance on the issues at stake and the permanent secretary gave is haldol a controlled substance a very extensive presentation on all the issues that were is haldol a controlled substance in contention.

“on the renegotiation, the ministry promised that efforts are at an advanced stage is haldol a controlled substance to get the government team to return to the negotiating is haldol a controlled substance table. On the staff schools, government said they have reached a point where they are is haldol a controlled substance going to ensure that all the institutions are clearly directed is haldol a controlled substance that they are not opposed to the court judgment and is haldol a controlled substance that the status quo ante has to be reverted to.

When asked if there was any sincerity on the side is haldol a controlled substance of government, he said,” I will not say there is no sincerity and I is haldol a controlled substance will not say there is sincerity. All I know is that as a trade union, we are not supposed to be allergic to holding meetings.

“so we have not said that the meeting has abolished is haldol a controlled substance or has tied our hand in going ahead with our is haldol a controlled substance action. We have not also said that the meeting was held is haldol a controlled substance in bad faith. So when we get the outcome, we will sit down and consider it and then we is haldol a controlled substance will discuss with our members and chat the way forward.

“if we know that the outcome of the meeting is is haldol a controlled substance entirely positively on the issues that we raised, in the interest of our students, there is no reason flexing muscles unduly. Some of the things that are supposed to happen should is haldol a controlled substance happen between now and september.

“it may make some sense that you even delay on is haldol a controlled substance your action and let the government fail on its promise, then you will have a bigger space within which to is haldol a controlled substance deal with the situation but we at the leadership level is haldol a controlled substance cannot entirely determine this, we have to put it before our members for their is haldol a controlled substance consideration.

“so for me I think fairly government is almost very is haldol a controlled substance difficult to trust but no matter what, we also have the carrot and the stick, they are a necessity evil you have to continue to is haldol a controlled substance deal with them, you have to continue to hold them to their words is haldol a controlled substance because what we are looking for is not with us, it is with them. This is how far we have gone and I think is haldol a controlled substance it is a fairly successful meeting but let’s wait for the summary of the decision.”

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