The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has reminded the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), who are currently on a warning strike of the ‘no work, no pay’ policy of Federal Government.
In his words, “I wish to remind the trade unions that there is nothing like a “Warning Strike” in our National Industrial Relations System (NIRS) – a strike is a strike and is subject to all the rules governing strike in the world of work.
“Accordingly, the provisions of Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act, CAP. T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), 2004, will apply regarding the law of “No Work No Pay’’ by workers/employees notwithstanding any other circumstances in any section of the Act.”
He urged the union to suspend the strike action and embrace dialogue as the government is fully ready to dialogue with them.