The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has suspended its nationwide strike for three months.
This action follows the earlier suspension of strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of University and Allied Institutions NASU.
National President of NAAT, Ibeji Nwokoma, made this known while addressing newsmen after the National Executive Council meeting of the union in Abuja on Thursday.
Nwokoma said NAAT had embarked on the strike on 21 March 2022 to press home its demands which include non-implementation of FGN/NAAT 2009 agreement, refusal to release enabling circular for the implementation of CONTISS 14 and 15 for academic technologists, non-payment of the arrears of Earned Academic Allowances to members, among others.
The NAAT President revealed that the union following a robust engagement with the government was able to secure commitments and resolutions on some of its demands, even as it rejected the ‘No work, No pay’ policy of the Federal Government.
He listed commitments secured from the Federal Government to include the release of enabling circulars on CONTISS 14 and 15, agreements on payment of arrears of minimum wage/consequential adjustments, payment of occupational hazard allowance, and implementation of responsibility allowance, among others.
“Following this understanding with Government, NAAT as a democratic union directed all her branches to conduct a referendum on whether to…