The National Industrial Court has upheld the ‘no work no pay’ policy by the Federal Government in the suit filed against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The court, presided over by President Justice Benedict Kanyip, declared that the Federal Government’s application of the “no work, no pay” rule against ASUU members who participated in last year’s strike is entirely legal.
The court held that it is within the right of the Federal Government to withhold salaries of workers who embark on industrial action, Channels Television reports.
The court however held that it is a viol@tion of University Autonomy for the Federal Government to impose the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform on members of ASUU who reserve the right to determine how their salaries should be paid.
The Federal Government had dr@gged ASUU before the National Industrial Court over the demand of the Union for the payment of their salaries from February 14 to October 7, 2022, when the strike was called off.