ASUP Suspends Its 15 Days Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has suspended its two weeks strike, the Chairman of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta chapter Mr Kola Abiola has said.
He stated that the strike was called off after the union had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government.
According to him, the executives of ASUP met with the representatives of the government from the Federal Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour and signed a pact to address the lecturers demand as soon as possible.
In the same vein, the National President of ASUP Usman Dutse confirmed the suspension of the strike during 14th National Delegates Conference at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi State.
He noted that it became imperative to suspend the strike so that the union would be able to implement the content of Memorandum of Settlement and Action.
The decision to commence an indefinite strike was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP which held on November 11 at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.
The union embarked on strike two weeks ago because the government failed to implement the agreement it reached with it in 2016.
Some of the demands included non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report and shortfalls in personnel releases and withdrawal of allowances.
The union also agitated for improved conditions of state polytechnic and that the government should stop intervening in the appointment of rectors.