The management of University of Abuja (UniAbuja) will no longer condone workers staying away from work in the name of strike. It has therefore announced that it may enforce the “no work no pay” directive on unions that joined Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike over recent increase in fuel price.
A statement issued by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu, on Sunday in Abuja said the warning was in compliance with the directive from the Federal Government.
The affected unions include the local branches of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff of Nigerian Universities (NASU).
Adikwu, therefore, called on the striking staff to return to work without further delay in the interest of the growth and stability of the university.
“We appreciate the reasons adduced by a faction of Labour for going into the strike.
“However, considering the fact that concerted efforts are being made by government and all concerned to address the issues, we call on our staff on sympathy strike to resume work immediately in order to sustain the tremendous progress we have jointly made so far in stabilising the institution.
“We may be forced to comply with the government directive on the strike if they failed to heed this appeal,” Adikwu said.
The Federal Government had on May 11, announced an increase in the price of petrol to N145 per litre from N86.50k.