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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weeklong strike by JORAISU cripples R & D centres nationwide

The much reported meetinb between the Federal Government and leadership of Joint Research and Allied Institutions Sector Unions (JORAISU), may have failed as Federal Institutions have continued their indefinite national strike.

JORAISU is made up of   Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), The Senior Staff of Universities,Teaching Hospitals, Research Institute and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI), Senior Staff Union of Research, Development and Associated Institutions of Nigeria (SSURDAIN) and Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes (ASURI).

Their demands includes:
1.       Payment of 1 year arrears of 53.37per cent salary (July 2009 and July 2010)
2.       Immediate conclusion of the review of the conditions/scheme of service
3.       Immediate implementation of January 2011 agreement
4.       Withdrawal of the retrogressive circular on non-skipping of grades
5.       Establishment of National Research Institutes  Commission (NARICOM)
6.       Stoppage of continued appointment of DGs/EDs/Provosts from outside R &DIs
7.       One single term tenure of 5 years for chief executives.

JORAISU prides itself with over 50,000 workforce nationwide.
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