University workers in the country under the umbrella of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have warned the Federal Government to brace up for an indefinite nationwide strike.
SSANU’s National Vice President (North), Mr Solomon Alfa, disclosed this to at a press conference following a meeting of the Joint Action Committee of both unions on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
At the end of the meeting, the workers who are on a five-day warning strike asked the government to prepare for what they termed as the “mother of all strikes”.
The labour leaders are threatening to proceed on a nationwide industrial action barely 24 hours to the expiration of the ongoing one-week strike by the union members.
Both unions had directed their members to commence the warning strike from Monday to Friday in a letter dated August 16 and jointly signed by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi, as well as the National President of SSANU, Mr Samson Ugwoke.
They gave the directive to all branch chairmen of the unions across the country after the 14-day ultimatum they issued to the government expired.
The unions accused the government of failing to show firm commitment towards resolving the issues raised, including the payment of earned allowances to members.
Others are university staff schools matter and the renegotiation of 2009 Agreements.
The Joint Action Committee had warned that the National Executive Councils of the two unions would not hesitate to sanction those who fail to comply with the directive.