NON-ACADEMIC Staff Union (NASU) of Federal Universities, Inter-University Centres, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education has threatened to embark on strike from April 1, if there are shortfalls in March salaries of their members.
General-Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, gave the warning yesterday in a release issued in Abuja.
According to him, the warning followed shortfalls as reflected in their members’ February salaries, adding that repeating the mistake will leave them with no other option than to shut down all federal institutions in the country immediately.
It noted that a seven-day warning strike earlier planned for this month was abandoned due to the closure of all institutions across the country because of COVID-19 outbreak.
The union under the aegis of Non-academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) cautioned the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation managing the Integrated Payroll Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) not to make mistake in the March salaries of its members.
“We cannot embark on a strike when the institutions are all closed. We cannot also wait for workers not to be paid for three months. That is why if by the end of this month, we are short changed again; we would have no choice other than proceed on a total strike.
Those managing the Integrated Payroll Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) cannot afford to make mistakes in the March salaries. If the mistakes are made again, we will shut down all federal institutions in the country immediately.
What we are telling them now is to move quickly and correct the anomalies. They should not allow the February mistake to repeat itself in the March salaries, if not, our reaction will be total,” the statement reads.