- waives ‘no work, no pay’ policy
Invoking the Principle of the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy, President Bola Tinubu has approved the partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” Order that was instituted against striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following their eight-month strike between February 14, 2022 and October 17, 2022.
A presidency statement on Friday said the measure in view of Tinubu’s determination to mitigate the difficulties being felt by he lecturers “during the implementation of key economic reforms in the country”, as well as the. President’s recognition of the faithful implementation of terms which were agreed upon during the fruitful deliberations between ASUU and the Federal Government.
Consequently, “President Bola Tinubu has directed the grant of an exceptional last waiver of the ‘No Work, No Pay’ Order on ASUU, which will allow for the previously striking members of ASUU to receive four (4) months of salary accruals out of the eight months of salary which was withheld during the eight-month industrial action undertaken by the union.
“The President has directed the grant of the waiver with a mandatory requirement that the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment must secure a Document of Understanding (DoU) establishing that this exceptional waiver granted by the President will be the last one to be granted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all other Education Sector Unions”, the statement added.