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ASUU Joins NLC and TUC in Nationwide Strike

Ever wondered what happens when academic prowess meets labour rights activism? The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria just made a bold move, but why? And what does this mean for you? Let's dive into the intriguing story of ASUU's decision to join the nationwide strike initiated by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). 

ASUU Joins NLC, TUC, Declares Nationwide Strike

In a significant development, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria has urged its members to partake in the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). This move, spearheaded by ASUU President Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, marks a crucial juncture in the ongoing labour struggles within the country.

📣 Strike CallASUU joins nationwide strike declared by NLC and TUC.
🎓 ASUU’s RoleDirective given by ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke.
⏰ Effective TimeStrike commenced at midnight, 13th November 2023.
🤝 AffiliationASUU, as an NLC affiliate, supports the action.
📢 MobilisationZonal coordinators and chairpersons to mobilise members.
💪 Unity Message“A people united cannot be defeated,” emphasises solidarity.
🌍 ImpactStrike impacts Nigerian workers and educational sector.
🗣️ Public VoiceThe move symbolises a strong stance for workers’ rights.

The Directive from ASUU Leadership

Prof Osodeke issued a formal directive on the evening of Monday, 13th November 2023, in a correspondence addressed to all the union’s zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons. The communication emphasised the urgency and significance of this collective action.

Key Details of the Strike Call

The letter highlighted that the NLC, in collaboration with the TUC, resolved at a Joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to initiate a withdrawal of services. This action was set to commence from 12:00 midnight on the 13th of November, 2023. As an affiliate of the NLC, ASUU members were instructed to join this critical endeavour to defend the interests of Nigerian workers and support the leadership of the union.

Mobilisation Efforts

ASUU’s zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons were tasked with the immediate mobilisation of members to actively participate in the strike. This call to action underscores the unity and solidarity among workers, encapsulated in Prof Osodeke’s assertion, “A people united cannot be defeated.”

ASUU joins NLC, TUC, declares nationwide strike

Conclusion and Call to Action

In conclusion, ASUU’s alignment with the NLC and TUC in this nationwide strike is a powerful demonstration of solidarity and unity among Nigeria’s working class. The involvement of academic staff in this movement underscores the interconnected nature of struggles across different sectors. It’s a rallying cry for all members to stand together in this crucial period. As discussions unfold and the situation progresses, the eyes of the nation will undoubtedly be on the outcomes of this collective action.

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