The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said it will mete out punishment to universities that have defiled the association’s directives to remain on strike as it deliberates with the Federal Government.
Speaking in Abuja on Monday, the president of the association, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, those who pulled out of the strike will be punished appropriately.
ASUU had been on strike for the past five months to press home its demands which include funding of the revitalisation of public universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.
Others are the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Osodeke however stated that, “We will ensure to query them and we will follow it up the appropriate way. We have even queried some of them in accordance with the union.’’
He also noted that since the last Tripartite Plus meeting called by the Chief of Staff to the President on the ongoing industrial action over a month ago, there has been no other meeting.
“We have not been called for any other meeting since that time and government did not offer us anything, they just ask us to meeting with the committee that was all.
He also said that the union will be meeting with government within the week.