The Academic staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has issued a 1 month ultimatum to government for resumption of strike action.
The union had suspended its industrial action which ran for sixty one days in june 2021 after reaching an agreement with executive council.
Addressing journalists in Yola at the end of its 102nd National executive council meeting, ASUP’s national president, Anderson Uzeibe, said after became necessary after the government did not implement important aspects of the memorandum of action signed with the union 9 months ago.
According to Uzeibe, the government was yet to unleash the total of N15 billion as the 1st share of the N800 billion revitalisation fund 9 months after the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other issues include non payment of outstanding arrears of wage, non release of reviewed normative instrument for institutions, management and accreditation, breach of the provisions of the Federal polytechnic institute Act as amended in 2019 and delay in the appointment of rectors.
Uzeibe warned that so long because the government and other proprietors within the polytechnic system still violate laws and signed agreements, the union would not hesitate to down tool, locution industrial action had become the foremost potent way for workers to pressurise government.
“Following exhaustive deliberation, the union’s National executive council has resolved to give the govt. an extra one month as an demand to address the outstanding issues as listed or face a review of the suspended industrial action by our union,” he expressed.
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Members of the academic staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are on strike for over a month.
The Senior staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the the} Non-Academic staff Union (NASU) have also joined last Mon, grounding academic activities in public universities as a result.
The unions are at loggerheads with the federal government, accusing the govt. of failing to fulfil most of their demands.
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