ASUP Embarks On Indefinite Strike On Monday
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said it would embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday, November 13, 2017.
ASUP President, Usman Dutse, disclosed this the at the end of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP which held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.
ASUP accused the Federal Government of failing to implement all the agreements it entered with the union since 2016.
Mr Dutse, who noted that the union had given government sufficient time to implement all agreements, said they had no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued earlier.
According to him, some of the demands include non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report and shortfalls in personnel releases and withdrawal of allowances.
Others are non-passage of the amended bill of the Polytechnic Act, infractions in the appointment of rectors, as well as improving the conditions of state-owned institutions among other issues.
“The tepid response of government to the nine items identified as having debilitating effects on the health of the sector led the union into declaring one week strike in February 2017,” Dutse said.