The Congress of University Academics, CONUA has demanded for full payment of withheld salaries of its members.
This was made public in a statement by its President, Dr. ‘Niyi Sunmonu.
He said its members did not join the strike called by ASUU.
The statement reads: “Congress of University Academics (CONUA) hereby calls on the Federal Government to, without delay, pay members of the union’s withheld salaries.
“As a union, we have stated several times that we were not part of the strike declared by the ASUU. We first made this fact clear in a letter we addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment in April 2022. And, at a press conference we addressed in Abuja on August 19, 2022 we also stated categorically that, as a union, we were not on strike, and, this being the case, the issue of ‘no work, no pay’ ought not apply to our members.”
“Given the above, CONUA considers it unfair that the salaries paid to members of the union were done pro-rata. What ought actually to have been done, and which we now call on the government to do, is to pay the backlog of our salaries from March to September (2022), in addition to what was cut off from our October (2022) salaries. We expect the government to act on the demand immediately.”
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