Strike: FG and ASUU disagree with payment platform

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020, Under: News

Strike: FG and ASUU disagree with payment platform

A meeting between the federal government and the University Academic Staff Union stalled again on Wednesday over a disagreement over a payment platform that will be used to pay back wage arrears and $ 30 billion in benefits earned. N university teachers.

The FG, led by Minister of Labor and Employment Chris Ngige, has offered to pay back wage arrears and pay $ 30 billion to university professors through an integrated payroll and staff information platform, pending the launch of the beloved ASP platform, a university transparency and accountability solution.

But the ASU delegation headed by the President of the country prof. Biodun Ogunemi allegedly insisted that the university professor not join the state salary platform.

Labor and Employment Department spokesman Charles Akpan explained that the meeting had been postponed until Monday so that union leaders could communicate payment terms to their members.

The interview is due to take place on Monday to determine the platform for the payment of the funds promised by FG.

Among other things, the government has agreed to pay out AD 40 billion – this is an academic scholarship received by university professors that have expired since November 2019.

Of this amount, N 30 billion will be paid by November 6, and the remaining N 10 billion will be split equally in two payments due in May 2021 and February 2022.

Both sides also agreed on a planned N30 billion to revitalize the education sector.

The government has offered to disburse AD 20 billion to fund the revival of public universities by January 2021, and to seek alternative and additional funding sources for the university system, among others.

Source: – Punch ng