University workers set to protest over IPPIS issues
IPPIS issues, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, and the nature of its handling by the government has caused the Non-teaching staff in the universities under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, JAC, to threaten a 3-day strike action starting Tuesday.
The reasons for this threatened strike action go beyond just IPPIS issues, but also extend to sharing formula for earned allowances, non-payment of arrears of new minimum wage, non-payment of retirement benefits to former members, as well as some other sensitive issues.
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JAC, which is made up of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has already instructed all its branches to make use of Monday (today) to mobilize all members to ensure total compliance to the directive.
The committee further stated that after the protest, the members of both unions meet to deliberate and would consider other options to take including embarking on an indefinite strike.
It was also gathered that the unions have notified the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige, who is the conciliator between the Federal Government and the unions of their intention to embark on the protest.