The Delta State University Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that implementing the No-Work-No-Pay policy would worsen the industrial crisis in public universities.
The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Emmanuel Mordi, told newsmen in Asaba that the state government was planning to implement the policy for the first time.
The state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, had urged ASUU members to return to classroom or face implementation of the policy.
“When the strike is called off, lecturers will say: `No pay, no work’. It does not help anybody; it can only escalate the crisis.
“It is unfortunate that ASUU is at the receiving end, as the government, being stronger, has the power to withhold ASUU members’ salaries, he said.
He said that ASUU was willing to call off the strike and would do so as soon as the Federal Government showed more commitment.
“We are anxious to call off the strike, but the government said we should wait for so many months.
“What we must note is that our students are also our children. Some lecturers are also students; so, this is a very painful surgical operation, which we have to carry out in the best interest of our future generation.”