The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, Friday, ordered all its members to embark on indefinite strike over the planned retrenchment of over 2,000 staff of University Unity Schools.
The association said that the indefinite strike would commence on December 24, 2015.
While describing the planned retrenchment as an attempt to desecrate the sanctity of an agreement entered with the federal government, the union said it would resist every attempt to make its members jobless.
Addressing newsmen at its national secretariat, Abuja, the National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke explained that following the December deadline for the removal of personnel/teachers of University staff schools from the pay-roll of government, at least 2,000 workers from over thirty Universities would be thrown into the unemployment market.
He revealed that the association had written to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu urging him to order the immediate withdrawal of all letters from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, National Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education directing Vice-Chancellors to remove personnel of the University Staff Primary Schools from the pay-roll.