‘Don’t behave like ASUU,’ Ngige warns CONUA, NAMDA on strike

The Federal Authorities on Tuesday charged the newly registered Congress of College Teachers (CONUA) and the Nationwide Affiliation of Medical and Dental Teachers (NAMDA) on professionalism within the nation’s universities.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made the decision throughout the presentation of certificates of recognition to the unions.

NAMDA break up from the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD) whereas CONUA separated was a breakaway faction of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).

The 2 unions have been registered by the federal authorities final yr.

In his handle, the minister urged NAMDA and CONUA to perform totally as commerce unions within the training business.

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He mentioned: “Don’t behave like ASUU. ASUU wished to shut down authorities enterprise and we mentioned no. There are penalties to strike. When you go on strike, the legislation is obvious: no wage for you.

“If in case you have points, negotiate with authorities, your employer. Be accountable in your calls for. Training is important service, subsequently, nobody ought to resolve to close it down for any purpose.

The minister additionally defined why the federal government refused to simply accept a few of ASUU’s calls for.

Ngige added: “There may be nowhere authorities will go and produce over a trillion naira to present ASUU.

“With what we have now carried out, no minister or authorities official will signal any settlement that won’t be potential to implement until the labour ministers after me select to do one thing opposite to the ideas of free bargaining.”

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