Strike: ILO working to settle dispute between FG and ASUU

Asuu strike

After a panel discussion on "Workforce Globalization: Opportunities and Threats,"  Phala met with journalists on the conference's fringe to discuss the topic.

She says that the International Labor Organization (ILO) is currently helping the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in its fight with the Federal Government.

Ms. Vanessa Phala, ILO Country Director, made the announcement at the 15th Annual Banking and Finance Conference in Abuja on Wednesday. The conference was put on by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

“The role that we can play is not different from the role that we are already playing. “I must indicate that the Federal Government has been in the process of reviewing labour laws and ILO has been in the forefront providing technical support.

“This is to make sure that the revision is in line with some of the conventions that the government has ratified.

“I think with what is happening with the ASUU situation, is of course happening in different countries. I had an opportunity to be in South Africa an in the forefront of negotiating amendments to labour laws.

“So, you do get situations where the matter drags on for a very long period of time, but it’s unfortunate. This is because we are talking about the future of the generation of Nigeria and that will actually contribute towards the economic growth and development of the country,’’ she said.

Phala said everyone involved needed to be aware of how urgent it was to find a solution. When asked how they may be resolved, she stated, "I think there needs to be a readiness to see beyond some of the trivial things, but there has to be dedication to also trust that the dialogues and the solutions are long-lasting."

“So, it takes a lot, in terms of providing space and opportunity, for a very trustworthy dialogue and a discussion about how do we resolve this issue. I don’t think there are no ideas about how this can be resolved.

“I have listened to different conversations about some of the solutions that could address the current impasse, but the issue is on the willingness of those that are charged with the responsibility to resolve this issue to resolve it.

“I think that’s where the solution lies,’’ she said. 




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