Meet ASUU’s demands, Ebonyi NLC tells FG
Meet ASUU’s demands, Ebonyi NLC tells FG. Workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, have said they won’t stop talking until the Federal Government fulfills the 2009 agreement it entered with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The PUNCH reports that ASUU had been on industrial action for over five months over the Federal Government’s failure to fulfill its agreement with the union.
The protesters, who carried placards bearing different inscriptions, marched from popular the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki, to Pa Ngele Oruta township stadium.
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The NLC Chairman in the state, Ikechukwu Nwafor, said Congress joined the nationwide protest in solidarity with the ASUU strike, urging the federal and state governments to expedite action to bring their children back to school.
Addressing affiliates in Abakaliki, on Tuesday, Nwafor said the protest was to call the attention of the government to meet the demands of ASUU and address the poor management of the education sector in the country.
According to him, congress would also support a three-day warning strike immediately after the protest in solidarity with ASUU.
He called for the need to meet the demands of the striking ASUU members to end the industrial action.
He said, “The demands of the ASUU should be met. Let the well-being of workers in universities be met. Let the workers’ rights be respected and let our children go back to school.
“This struggle is in the interest of our children. We join states all over the federation and Abuja to protest on behalf of ASUU and our children who have been at home for over five months.
“Enough is enough over the incessant strikes in the universities.”