Service disruption looms as telecoms workers begin strike today

Service disruption looms as telecoms workers begin strike today

Service disruption looms as telecoms workers begin strike today   Data and call services may face disruption from today, Wednesday June 16, following a strike threatened to commence today by the Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN). The General Secretary of the association, Okonu Abdullahi, said in an interview on Monday that its members were embarking on the strike to protest arbitrary sack of workers and casualisation. He said subcontracting or outsourcing which had bedeviled the industry could no longer be allowed to continue as it…

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Why ASUU may embark on strike again

Why ASUU may embark on strike

Why ASUU may embark on strike again   The coast is not yet totally clear for public universities in Nigeria despite the thrilling news of termination of a nine-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that erupted wild jubilation today. While ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the calling off of the strike during a press conference in Abuja, he also warned that the Union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university…

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Amidst pandemic, Nigerian doctors embark on nationwide strike June 15

Coronavirus, Doctors, Strike, NARD, Pandemic

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020 despite ongoing struggle against Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Doctor Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet its demands. He said, “Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum duly served the Federal Government for indefinite strike action, in accordance with the resolution of…

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