The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has begun its 2 weeks warning strike, as it informed its members to shut down laboratories, workshops, studios and farms.
In commencement of the strike, NAAT directed all its branches to go start effect from Monday 21, 2022, due to the alleged failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement.
According to NAAT, the two-week warning strike was taken after a virtual National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja where it said about 97.8 per cent of its branches voted in favour of a strike.
NAAT had accused the government of failing to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with its members despite series of letters written to the government with no response.
In a statement signed by its President Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma,NAAT directed its members in all the branches to commence the two weeks warning strike which it said will end on 5th of April.
“It would be recalled that NAAT at its 53rd National Executive Committee meeting held on 23rd and 24th of February, 2022 indicated that NAAT may be compelled to embark on an industrial action if government fails to honour the agreement of 2009 with members of NAAT taking into consideration several Memoranda of Understanding(MoU) in addition to the series of letters written to the Federal Government without any response.
“In view of this, NAAT held her virtual NEC meeting on Thursday 17th March 2022 where the results of the referendum from each branch were received and collated accordingly. The result reflected that 97.8% are in favour of strike and 2.2% against,” the statement read.