Colleges of Education Lecturers Suspend Nationwide Strike

COEASU to Decide on Indefinite Strike July 19

THE Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union has said it will decide if the union will embark on an indefinite strike or not on July 19, 2022.

Speaking in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, the National President of COEASU, Dr Smart Olugbeko, said the Federal Government had yet to reach out to the union after it met with the renegotiation committee headed by a former Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education, Prof. Kabiru Ishaku, on June 29, 2022.

He added that the union embarked on a one-month warning strike on June 10, 2022, saying it ended on July 10, 2022.

As such, Olugbeko added that the National Executive Council of COEASU would meet on July 19, 2022, to review the progress recorded during the strike and take a decision.

He said, “There will be a NEC meeting at the Federal College of Education Kano to review the progress made so far and for our members to decide if the progress made so far is significant enough to call off the strike or to begin a new strike action after the expiration of the warning strike.

COEASU to Decide on Indefinite Strike July 19

“This is because one of the reasons the strike was called was the government’s failure to start the regularisation of the 2010 agreement of the Federal Government and COEASU.

“After we started the strike, the government inaugurated the federal team and COEASU had an inauguration of the renegotiation committee of which the committee met with the union on the 29th of last month. On other issues, the government informed us that we should submit the criteria for the distribution of the N15bn revitalisation fund.”

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