Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have commenced a five-day industrial action.
This followed the directive of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU to all branch chairmen of the unions across the country.
In a letter dated August 16 and jointly signed by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi, as well as the National President of SSANU, Mr Samson Ugwoke, the members were directed to embark on strike from yesterday.
The leadership of both unions explained that the industrial action was as a result of the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government.
They also accused the government of failing to show firm commitment towards resolving the issues raised by the unions, including the payment of earned allowances to members.
Others are university staff schools matter and the renegotiation of 2009 Agreements.
It, however, warned that the National Executive Councils of the two unions would not hesitate to sanction those who fail to comply with the directive.