NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Tuesday that it would be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing industrial action.
Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, made this comment when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation to present the position of the union on the six bills being considered by the panel to transform the agencies in the sector.
The NLC President said ASUU could not call off the strike when the issue under consideration still lingered.
Asked if NLC would advise ASUU to resume while negotiations continues, Wabba said, “That is not how negotiations are done.”
“ If before the action commences, we were able to reach a negotiation, then we would have resolved the issues.
“We are already on the action before those issues arose. I don’t think that is the best way to go. Government should show enough commitment to resolve the issue once and for all.”
Meanwhile, NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike for more than eight months now.