Strike: CONUA Threatens To Drag FG To Court Over Withheld Salaries, Says It’s Disappointed In Labour Ministry

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Naijanews Dec. 6, 2022 11:09 a.m.

Strike: CONUA Threatens To Drag FG To Court Over Withheld Salaries, Says It’s Disappointed In Labour Ministry

The union in a statement on Tuesday, signed by its National President, Secretary and Publicity Secretary, Dr Niyi Sunmonu, Dr Henry Oripeloye and Dr Ernest Nwoke respectively, noted that “even when the government knew that the union did not call for strike action and its members were not involved in the strike action that lasted for eight months and which shut down the university system nationwide.” According to the group, it is very wrong and unfair for the federal government to lump CONUA with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who went on eight months of strike between February and October 2022.

T8, which stated that “where any employer locks out his workers, the workers shall be entitled to wages and any other applicable remunerations for the period of the lock-out and the period of the lock-out shall not prejudicially affect any rights of the workers being rights dependent on the continuity of the period of employment.” “This provision is consistent with global best practices.

“CONUA’s expectation is that, due to the express and categorical declaration, the government would seamlessly release our members’ outstanding salaries when it resumed the payment of salaries to all university staff in October 2022..

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