After the meeting which ended at about 7.55 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said all the gray areas have been sorted out and an agreement reached.
Here are 5 major highlights of the resolution as complied by encomium.ng:
1] He said that both the government and the union understood themselves and agreed on several issues, assuring that the agreement reached will be implemented by the government in line with available resources.
2] Areas of agreement include funding for revitalization of public universities and the issues of Earn Academic Allowances, University Staff Schools and the implementation of the judgement of the National Industrial Court, National Universities Pension Management Company and guidelines for pension matters for Professors.
3] He also said that the union agreed to the exemption offered by the government regarding the issue of TSA, which include the issue of grants, endowment fund as well as salary short fall which he said is already being implemented by government.
4] On the issue of state universities, he said they agreed that the union will submit a position paper to the federal government on their observation with a view for government to advise state government on the funding of state universities.
5] He describe the union as patriotic members of the society, pointing out that anybody who demands better working equipment is no doubt a patriot.