The Federal Government has reaffirm its statement that it wont pay any of its employees on strike or absent from duty post without due authorisation.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the government had decided to apply the “No-work, No Pay” policy in compliance with Section 43 of the Labour Law.
He made the statement following the commencement of a two-week warning strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) yesterday.
Ngige in his remark said that the actions of the unions is summed to declaration of forced holidays for students and unauthorized leave. stating that government was not “Father Xmas with a hand full of gift”.
“What they (unions) are doing is false leave; they are forcing their employers to close down some of their universities and declare holiday for students because of that. So if you do that, you will not be paid. Government is not Father Christmas where you are not working and you will be paid.”