Another meeting between the Federal Government and non academic staff of universities has again ended in a deadlock.
Thursday’s meeting was the second brokered by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige in an attempt to attend to the demands of the workers.
In his opening remarks just before the meeting went into closed doors, the Minister criticised the two unions, describing their industrial action as illegal and unknown to labour laws.
At the end of the first meeting with the Federal Government last Tuesday, the striking university workers said the government had failed to address their critical demands.
The demands include unpaid earned allowances of members, inconsistences of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System in payment of salaries and the arrears of the new minimum wage.
The joint action committee of SSANU and NASU had last Friday directed all its members to down tools pending when these demands are met.