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Report: ASUU members to conduct referendum on Monday on whether to call off strike

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Report: ASUU members to conduct referendum on Monday on whether to call off strike

by Segun Odeleye

Even as reports continue to speculate that university lecturers are likely to accept the president’s latest offer to the union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities are likely to hold a referendum on Monday to decide on the continuation of the four-month long strike.

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According to reports:

The local chapters of the union in each campuses have invited members for the crucial meeting for during which they will be briefed on the outcome of the 13- hour long meeting ASUU Executives had with the President Goodluck Jonathan and other officials of the federal government.

The briefing will be followed by votes by the members in favour or against the continuation of the strike.

Though some members of the union are still skeptical about the promise of the government there are indications that the referendum will favour ending the strike.

According to a union member, referendum is always conducted before a strike is embarked upon or called off.

The ASUU embarked on a strike to demand the implementation of the 2009 agreement with government on July 1.

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