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ASUU: Union To Hold Meeting, Decide On Strike On Thursday

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to decide on its ongoing strike during an emergency meeting fixed for Thursday.

According to reports, branches of the union will on Wednesday begin consultations over the possibility of calling off the eight-month-old industrial action.

The development comes after the meeting of members of ASUU with the leadership of the House of Representatives.

The union's president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke on Monday confirmed that the union was beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel in the deadlock with the federal government.

ASUU's Counsel Femi Falana, SAN also confirmed that the strike would be called off in days.

Speaking to The Punch, a chairman at a federal university in the South-East who pleaded anonymity said, “Our own branch will hold a meeting tomorrow; we have sent messages to our members and we will be voting tomorrow; we will communicate our decision to the national body on Thursday.”

The union's strike commenced on February 14 due to the failure of the government to meet its demands.

The Federal Government dragged ASUU to the National Industrial Court after several meetings yielded no result.

The court in resolving the dispute ordered the union to call off the strike and resume work in September.

Reacting to the court ruling, ASUU headed to the Appeal Court where it was also ordered to obey the court ruling immediately while negotiation with the federal government continued. 

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