The non-academic university workers have described as insensitive and laughable the threat by the Nigerian government to apply the ‘no work, no pay’ employment clause over the current strike by the workers.
The Minister of Labour, CHRIS NGIGE had warned the three striking unions, NASU, SSANU and NAAT, to stop teleguiding their members to confront the government via the industrial action.
NGIGE had also warned the workers not to push the government to invoke the clause as it would adversely affect the workers spending power during the Yuletide.
The spokesperson of SSANU, ABDUSSOBUR SALAAM however criticised the minister’s position saying none of the items in the Memorandum of Terms of Settlement the unions had with the government has been resolved.
He said NGIGE’s arguments lacked merit because he could not justify the methods and framework used in sharing the earned allowances recently released by the government.