O Nigeria University Senior Staff Association (SSANU) threatened to initiate an indefinite strike action on the implementation of the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The association made the threat in a letter dated May 15 to the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, citing inconsistencies in the payment of their salaries.
In the letter signed by its National President, Samson Ugwoke, SSANU said that after three months of payment of wages through IPPIS, the platform did not live up to his expectations, adding that it seemed to justify the position of a section of the university's faculty that had vehemently opposed the introduction to the university system.
The letter said: “After three installments of the salary payment and up to the fourth month, we regret to inform you that the IPPIS did not meet the expectations of our members.
“The deficiencies observed include disrupting wage payments that led to underpayments in many cases and overpayment and multiple payments in other cases, misinterpretation and implementation of existing documents on legal deductions, failure to issue payment receipts for three consecutive months, no -implementation and even withdrawal of existing licenses, as agreed in the FGN / SSANU 2009 agreement; non-payment of arrears of the new national minimum wage.
“We still write to inform you that, if we do not solve the above problems, SSANU will not issue any additional warning of a total and indefinite industrial strike action to the government after universities reopen from the present confinement. "
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