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Bauchi Asuss Appeals Industrial Court Judgment

| November 11, 2013 More

Bauchi — The Bauchi State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has filed a notice of appeal before the Appeal Court, Jos against the judgment of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, in favour of the

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) delivered on October 2, 2013,

The Industrial Court, presided over by Justice J T Agbadu Fishim, had ruled that ASUSS was not a registered trade union under the Trade Union laws of Nigeria and as such it is not eligible to enjoy the privileges of recognition by the Bauchi State government and enjoyment of check-off dues from its members . It therefore ordered the state government to stop, forthwith, the remittance of check-off dues of members to ASUSS among others.

A copy of the notice of appeal distributed to newsmen yesterday by the chairman of ASUSS in the state, Comrade Abdullahi Muhammed Tanko Ningi during a press briefing in Bauchi stated that ” the notice of appeal was filed by ASUSS counsel, Tsuwa M A Esq, on behalf of the union, asked the court to set aside the decision and orders of the National Industrial Court , Jos, in suit number NICN/JOS/18/2012 against it on October 2, 2013, among others.”

Comrade Ningi said secondary school teachers in the state had ceased to be members of NUT since August 13, 2000.

He said earlier the Bauchi State High Court ordered for the stoppage of deduction of their salaries as check-off dues by the Bauchi State government and remittance of same to NUT, and the decision of the High Court was upheld by the appeal court.

Category: Bauchi State News

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