The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) have both decided to extend their warning strike by one month.
This was announced in a circular jointly signed by the national president of SSANU, Muhammed Ibrahim, and the general secretary, Peters Adeyemi.
The Unions said the extension was to allow more time for all their demands to be met by the FG.
SSANU and NASU, like the Academic Staff Union of Universities, had declared a strike following the failure of the government to meet some of their lingerings.
Though the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had announced that the government would clear the outstanding minimum wage arrears, the unions had insisted on strike.
Some of the issues raised by the unions concerned the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, unpaid earned allowances, and delay in the renegotiation of FGN, NASU, SSANU agreements, and nonpayment of minimum wage arrears.
Others include neglect and poor funding of state universities and non-payment of retirement benefits to outgoing members of the unions, among others.