IPPIS : Varsity workers protest, may down tools
Friday Olokor, AbujaUniversity workers under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions on Tuesday...
Friday Olokor, AbujaUniversity workers under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions on Tuesday protested what they described as the injustice of the Federal Government.
Among their grievances are the irregularities in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and distribution of the earned allowances.During the protest held at the entrance gate of the University of Abuja, the SSANU and NASU demanded that the government should pay them their minimum wage as promised and in conformity with what has been paid to other ministries since 2019.
One of the leaders of the protesters’ Branch Treasurer of NASU in UNIABUJA, Sadiat Hassan, said they would embark on strike if the government did not act accordingly.She said, “We are protesting against the irregularities in IPPIS payment and demanding the renegotiation of our 2009 agreement which has been long overdue. headtopics.com
“We are also protesting against the non-payment of our earned allowances and injustice that was done by the Federal Government in the distribution of the earned allowances because they gave a particular union 75 per cent and the other unions 25 per cent.
“This is against the agreement held in October (last year) that the money was for all the unions. So, we expect them to do justice to everybody because this is earned allowances.“We earn our allowances just like every other union. So, we want justice. We also want the government to pay us our minimum wage as promised as they have paid other ministries since 2019.
“That is why we are communicating with them that they should give us our rights because Universities or tertiary institutions in Nigeria do not comprise only the teaching staff alone.“There are also other administrative staff that are doing very relevant jobs in various offices. So, we shouldn’t be taken for granted because, without our services, the University system cannot perform because we know that we are also important.
“We are also law-abiding citizens; that is why we decided to go with them when they came for IPPIS. Now, we have enrolled, our problems continue, in fact, more than even what we are having before. That is why we are calling on them now to address these irregularities, else we will be ready to down tools in our various institutions.” headtopics.com
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