The federal government has said it will implement no work, no pay, over the two weeks warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.
Ngige also declared the strike action illegal.
He confirmed that the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), is the bone of contention between the government and the union.
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The minister explained that contrary to the International Labour Organization (ILO) convention, ASUU failed to give proper notice to the government before embarking on strike.
“They didn’t give us the mandatory notice before they started the strike, so this strike is illegal. No employee is permitted to dictate to the employer; it is in the ILO convention,” he said.
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Ngige warned that the government will invoke “no work, no pay” policy over the action taken by ASUU.