ASUU Strike Update: Effects and Advice
The American Studies Undergraduate Council (ASUU) has announced that the strike will begin on Monday, October 16 at 11:59 pm. The strike was originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 17, but was delayed by two days. The new date for the walkout is Monday, October 16 at 11:59 pm. This is the first time since 1994 that ASUU has gone on a strike. ASUU’s goal is to increase pay for graduate assistants and student workers who are paid $12 per hour or less while they work on campus. The union also wants to increase their work hours and benefits.
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We Will Keep You Updated on The Latest ASUU Strike Update
They are deeply saddened to inform you that the ASUU strike has been extended. They are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but they hope you understand that this is a necessary step in order to ensure everyone’s safety. Please bear with them while we work out an alternative solution to this problem as soon as possible. The strike at ASUU that began has been largely peaceful. The students have remained in class and the university management has sought to ensure that they do not go out. However, some students have decided to take part in the strike. This is a bad idea because it could lead to violence and lawlessness. They call on all students who are taking part in the strike to stop immediately and return to class as soon as possible.
The ASUU Strike Update – Affects Universities
The ASUU strike has entered the second month. The union has embarked on a nationwide movement to end the strike. The union’s national president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, has urged all workers to return to work and resume their normal duties, stressing that the union would not be deterred from its struggle by any attempt at intimidation or blackmail. Azikiwe said the union was facing a challenge from several quarters including employers and government who were trying to destabilize it for selfish reasons. He said this was being done through propaganda as well as violence which was aimed at intimidating members of the union into submission. The ASUU president assured members that the leadership of the union would never allow anything to happen to them because they were determined to win their rights through peaceful means.
ASUU Strike Day 4: Management Attempts to Break Stalemate
As the students of ASUU strike enters its fourth day, the management of the University is yet to reach any agreement with the union. Despite several attempts by various stakeholders to resolve the crisis, they have all failed so far. The management and the University Senate are yet to come up with a solution that addresses all demands of the students. The situation on campus is tense as both sides remain adamant in their standpoints. The University Senate has been firm on its position that it will not budge from its stand that ASUU should withdraw its unilateral strike call and resume academic activities immediately. The management on the other hand has also remained firm in not relenting on its demand that ASUU should end their strike and return to classes immediately.
In an effort to ease tensions, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ibrahim Kwame Nkrumah has called for talks between both sides but it was rejected by ASUU who said that it will only meet with those responsible for the current crisis which according to them are those who supported a unilateral strike call instead of going back to class immediately like what they were called upon to do by all stakeholders concerned including government and parents who have been waiting for them all this while.
The students of ASUU University have been on Strike for 10 days
The students of ASUU university have been on strike for 10 days. The strike was against the government’s policy of introducing a new fee structure and its refusal to implement their demand for a 24 per cent cut in fees. The students started a sit-in at the university’s main gate on Monday, March 19th. They demanded that the vice chancellor, Prof. Jide Gasim, should resign over his inability to control the situation on campus and make immediate changes in the academic calendar. The students also called for an end to what they described as “excessive” security measures at the university.
On Wednesday, March 21st, they embarked on an indefinite hunger strike after their request to hold a meeting with the VC was turned down by him. The students warned that they would not end their protest unless he resigned or gave them an assurance that all outstanding demands would be met within 48 hours, including the immediate implementation of their resolution passed last year calling for annual fee reduction from N4 million to N2 million and abolition of all examination fees (except for those payable by tuition). Meanwhile, protests were staged across Nigeria from Calabar to Lagos as well as elsewhere in other states such as Edo and Ekiti were.
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Informed Authorities Announce the University Strike Has Been Lifted
They are happy to announce that the University strike has been lifted. They have met our demands and we are ready to resume classes immediately. As a token of appreciation for your support, we have decided to reward you with N200 million worth of cash as direct payment from the University Management. You are reminded that this will be deposited into your bank account within 24 hours after you receive this message.
As the strike continues, we are still encouraged by the students who have remained on the picket lines. The students have been working for a long time now, but as we know, this is not a strike that can be resolved with just one day of action. The best way to bring about change is through collective action and solidarity. We must continue to show our support through public demonstrations and social media posts. This is no time to panic! All we need is patience, understanding and commitment in order to achieve our goal: a university education which will help us achieve our full potential as members of society. They want to thank all of you who have supported us so far in this struggle. Your support has made all the difference!