Strike Looming:SSANU Write to FG to resolve IPPIS dispute SENIOR Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has sent a notice of looming industrial dispute to the Federal Government as a result of the alleged many failings of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, in the payment of salaries to members.
According to our informant this was disclose In a letter to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, dated 15th May 2020.
The letter Read:
We write to bring to the attention of the Honourable Minister, the many shortcomings and lapses observed in the payments of salaries to members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) through the IPPIS platform.
The Honourable Minister would kindly recall that the National leadership of SSANU had readily accepted the IPPIS and advised its members to embrace the platform with the understanding that the IPPIS would not only checkmate corruption and wastages in Nigerian Universities but would also capture the peculiarities of the university system and our members in its operations and implementation.
After three instalments of salary payment and going into the fourth month, we regret to inform your good office that the IPPIS has not met the expectations of our members and its operations seem to have justified the position of a section of the University staff that had been vehemently opposed to its introduction to the University system in the first place.
Strike Looming:SSANU Write to FG to resolve IPPIS dispute
We further write to inform you that failure to resolve the issues (as in 1-7 above, leading to the ongoing dispute between the Union and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation after the May 2020 salary payment, SSANU would not issue any further notice of a total and indefinite Industrial Strike Action to the government after the Universities reopen from the present lockdown.”
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