Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria to Embark on Solidarity Strike in Support of ASUU

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The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has said that it will go on a solidarity strike in support of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and other unions.

The National President of the union, Biobelemoye Josiah, disclosed this in a statement he jointly signed with the Acting Secretary-General of the union, Auwalu Kiyawa, in Abuja. Reports say, ASUU and other unions in public universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education, have been in industrial action for more than six months over the alleged failure of the Federal Government to meet their demands. The unions are demanding to fund the revitalization fund, earned allowances, implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) scheme, and promotion arrears, among others.

The National President of the union, Biobelemoye Josiah

According to Josiah, the leadership of the union condemned in strong terms the lethargic attitude of the government in resolving the issues in contention, noting that in order to protect the future of youths whose academic life is being disrupted, they call on the government to implement without further delay all the agreements it had entered with the unions.

He further urged the relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier directive to resolve all outstanding issues with the unions is backed by immediate acceptable action that would end the stalemate.