The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) have suspended their strike actions for two months.
The suspension was announced after a meeting between representatives of both unions and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja on Saturday.
However, the suspension which should see the issuance of academic transcripts and mobilisation of graduates for the compulsory one year service organized by the National Youth Service Corps making a return will only take effect from Wednesday.
It will be recalled that like the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) whose strike still lingers, SSANU and NASU had also embarked on strike actions, calling for the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, payment of earned allowances, usurpation of non-academic career positions by vice-chancellors, the inclusion of university staff school into the university community, non-payment of minimum wage arrears, and funding of state universities.
Adamu Adamu, however, confirmed that the Federal Government had committed N50 billion to offset earned allowances of members of SSANU, NASU and ASUU but the latter had rejected theirs because of the “no work, no pay” rule.