The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) has issued out an important notice on a one month strike to the general public. There have threatened to resume the strike action it had suspended in 2021 if the government does not honor agreements entered with the union.
According to the notice which was released by the President of ASUP ,Anderson Uzeibe, which reads in part :
“The Federal government was yet to release the sum of N15 billion as the first tranche of the N800 billion revitalization fund nine months after the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The nonpayment of outstanding arrears of minimum wage, non-release of reviewed normative instruments for institutions, management and accreditation, breach of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnic Act as amended in 2019 and delay in the appointment of rectors.”
Uzeibe admonished that so long as the government and other proprietors in the polytechnic system continue to violate laws and signed agreements, the union would not hesitate to embark on industrial actions as it had become the most potent way for workers to pressurize the government.
This means that the union has given the government a one-month ultimatum to address the outstanding issues, and failure to do so would amount to resuming the suspended strike.
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