The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has rejected the half salaries paid by the Federal Government, saying it violated labour laws.
ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, who announced the union’s decision in a statement after its National Executive Council, NEC meeting, argued that the lecturers were not casual workers but intellectuals who cannot be paid on a pro-rata basis.
He also explained that the NEC noted with disappointment that paying academics like casual workers, was unprecedented, the ASUU was however silent on whether they would embark on another strike action.
Osodeke, called for understanding as ASUU continues to pursue a positive resolution of the avoidable crisis legitimately.
The statement noted that the action of the union is a display of manifest trust in the judiciary and other institutions and organs of government to always put national interest above all other considerations.
It will be recalled that, Head of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun had said pro-rata salary was not the same as half salary.