THE Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has lamented the short-payment of its members since February by the Federal Government through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
It said it will start strike in government colleges, polytechnics and universities of training once they revive.
NASU General Secretary Peters Adeyemi in an announcement in Abuja said that the association had documented authority grievances against the Accountant General of the Federation with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige.
He said steps planned for settling the emergency had fizzled regardless of two gatherings with the Director responsible for IPPIS, Olufehinti Olusegun.
“Deplorably, regardless of your confirmations by means of a phone conversation some of the time toward the beginning of April, the authorities of IPPIS have would not impact suitable redresses of the considerable number of abnormalities saw by NASU individuals in the government colleges and intra-college focuses, administrative polytechnics and bureaucratic schools of training up to this present second, i.e pay rates paid to our individuals in February, March and April, 2020.
“Tragically IPPIS has just sold out the initiative of NASU by misleading us into tolerating that the IPPIS stage will accept the quirks influencing our individuals and that there will be no issue on the off chance that we key into the stage. Presently we know better.
“IPPIS’ guarantee of doing a three-month analyze has come out heartbreakingly and we can’t permit this faulty and inadequate procedure to proceed,” the announcement said.
The association said it has summoned the Trade Dispute Act CAP 432, Trade Disputes (Essential Services) Act, CAP 433 of the of the law of the league of Nigeria 1990 and Trade questions (Amendment) Decree No 47 of 1992 in any case called Form TD/3.
NASU said it has set its individuals in the government colleges and intra-college focuses, bureaucratic polytechnics and administrative universities of instruction on a 14-day cautioning strike successful the date of resumption of work in all the referenced organizations.
In a letter with reference number NASU/CD/307/209, NASU said that the 14-day cautioning strike would be utilized to fight the refusal of IPPIS to respond emphatically to issues that influenced the right installment of its individuals’ pay rates and different blunders distinguished, which had been put before the IPPIS for remedy.
It added that an indefinite strike will begin if positive action is not taken to remedy the situation.