The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Uyo chapters Thursday joined the national protest in compliance with the directive of the National Executive Council of the Joint Action Congress (JAC).
JAC had in a resolution passed on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Abuja, directed her branches in all federal Universities and affiliated institutions to commence a-three day protest over the failure of the federal government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding it entered with the Unions.
The chairperson of JAC and SSANU of the University, comrade Anietie Atai, in a statement expressed displeasure over the federal government’s insistence on the Integrated Personnel and Payment Information Systems, saying the the policy has brought untold hardship to members.
“The Chairperson, Joint Action Congress and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities University of Uyo Branch, Comrade Anietie Atai; having briefed, sensitized the University of Uyo Community on Monday, January 11, 2021, has mobilized all staff members of SSANU and NASU to express the displeasure of JAC to the inconsistencieses of the Federal Government on the welfare of University workers.
“The inconsistencies have made members pass through excruciating pains of market forces, economic policies and realities of the global pandemic worsened by the IPPIS saga, “the statement said
Atai admonished all participants of the National Protest to be safety conscious throughout the protest and counseled members to continue in the peaceful disposition of the Joint Action Congress by displaying targeted and special placards detailing the specific needs of the Union for redress.