Labour can not stand still. It must not retreat. It must go on, or go under-Harry Bridges.
The initial actions of the Non-Academic Staff Unions in Federal and State Universities was obviously a tip of an iceberg. Locked Lecture theatres, assault of any University Staffs who dares their authority were no empty flames.It is a ‘fight to finish’ battle to drive home their demands like the days of the old. They made up their mind to resume the suspended Strike which will commence on Monday, December 4,2017 at a crucial meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) made up of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union(NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) held in Abuja;It is in a bid to protest the sharing formula of the N23billion released by the federal government to settle their earned allowance.
The formula adopted by the federal government was that the non-academic Staffs were allocated 11 percent of the N23billion as against 89 percent for the academic staff in the Universities.The Unions disclosed a protest letter to the Minister of Education rejecting such injustice and the government was given Seven days to explain the criteria of the sharing formula in which the latter ignored like a piece of rubbish.
The Public Relations Officer of SSANU, Mr. Abdussobur Salaam described the issue to be of national importance because all universities have the same problem of disproportionate allocation.
He added: ‘’The UI and OAU reactions are spontaneous and unprompted. Not all the universities can react spontaneously to an injustice.’’