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MHWUN Threatens Solidarity Strike For ASUU


The state councils of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) have been put on standby by the organisation so as to declare a solidarity strike for university-based unions.

In a statement that had been jointly signed by Biobelemoye Josiah, the National President, and Band Auwalu Kiyawa, the Acting Secretary-General, it was clarified that the body would not hesitate to act if the Federal Government fails to resolve the ongoing impasse soon.

Groups such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), Senior Association of Universities Teaching Hospital, Research Institutes & Allied Institutions (SAUTHRIAI) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) are currently on work-to-rule over the government’s failure to honour the terms that were reached in the May 2021 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed with the university teachers.

Furthermore, the unions are also opposing the continued deployment of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as a payment platform.

The MHWUN has emphasised that a responsible government would not close down its public tertiary Institutions in this 21st century and added that patriotism demands better funding for the universities and welfare for its teaching and non-teaching staff.

According to the group, it is worried about the development when placed against the academic future of the citizenry when the children of politicians and top government officials are busy schooling uninterrupted abroad at a higher fee.

In order to save the leaders of tomorrow, the MHWUN has charged the federal government to immediately honour all of the agreements that were struck with the unions.