The Kaduna State Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday has directed its members to join the ongoing warning strike by members of Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) in Kaduna State.
The directive was made by the ASUU Chairman, Dr Peter Adamu in a circular issued to members of the union in Kaduna.
NLC president Comrade Wabba on Monday led a protest and enforced a five-day working strike over the sack of 7,000 workers from local governments in Kaduna.
Dr Adamu said in the circular: “I am directed by the National Secretariat of our great union through the Zonal office Kano, for members to join the warning strike.
“Members should remember that ASUU is an affiliate of Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and the principal officers of ASUU were part of the NLC National Executive Council that took the decision on the strike action.
“Also, members that violate the strike action must note that the union will not be there for them when the wrath of the governor falls on them.
“We must unite for a just cause because injury to one is injury to all.”
NLC chairman in Kaduna State, Ayuba Suleiman said on Sunday that the strike will involve other labour leaders across the country.
He explained that the strike which will involve grounding of all socio-economic activities in both public and private sectors was meant to force the Kaduna State Government to reverse the sack of over 7,000 local government workers and teachers and also suspend its plan to sack another 11,000 civil servants any moment from now.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State government through the Commissioner for Local Government, Jafaru Sani said the threat of industrial action or blackmail by the union will not make the state government to reverse its decision.