ASUU: FG invokes ‘no work no pay’ policy as negotiation hit another brickwall

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There seems to have appeared another brickwall in the lingering battle between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government as the latter said it would not pay six months salaries covering the period the lecturers did not work.

But in a swift reaction, ASUU henchmen has also replied the FG that if the FG invokes the ‘no work no pay’ policy’ they would also invoke ‘no pay no work.’
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who spoke the FG said the measure was meant to be the penalty for the lecturers needless action.

He said this when he appeared at the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
The Vanguard had reported that Adamu, flanked by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opia, explained that not paying the backlog would deter others who might contemplate strike in future.

He stated that government rejected ASUU’s demand to be paid the salary backlog because it believed there had to be penalties for their action.

He said: “The standard government has taken now is not to pay the months in which no work was done. I think this is the only thing that is in the hands of government to ensure  there is penalty for behaviour such as this.

“So, I believe teachers will think twice before they join strike if they know that at the end, they are not going to be paid and the Federal Government is not acting arbitrarily. Before, it was some magnanimity on its part, there is a law which says if there is no work, there will be no pay. I believe this will be a very strong element that will be deterrent from going on strike.”

 

 

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