The National Industrial Court has upheld the no work no pay rule by the Federal Government in the suit filed against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lawsuit against the Federal Government was brought before the National Industrial Court, which affirmed the no work, no pay policy.
The no work, no pay policy that the Federal Government used for ASUU members who went on strike last year is completely valid, the court said.
In a decision handed down by the court’s president, Justice Benedict Kanyip, the court ruled that the Federal Government has the power to withhold wages from employees who engage in industrial action.
However, the court determined that forcing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform on ASUU members who reserve the right to decide how their salaries should be paid is a violation of university autonomy.
When ASUU demanded payment of its members’ salaries from February 14 to October 7, 2022, when the strike was put off, the Federal Government took them before the National Industrial Court.