ASUP begins a One-week Nationwide warning Strike | Implementations of Needs Assessment report – The Warning Strike which Started Monday 3o January 2017, was disclosed by Usman Dutse, the president of the union while addressing journalists in Abuja.
The Academic staff union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has embarked on a one-week warning strike nationwide to protest what it described as the failure of government to implement the NEEDS assessment report of July 2014.
According to Usman Dutse, there would be no academic and administrative activity in any public polytechnic between 12 noon of 30 January, 2017 and 6 February, 2017.
The union has directed its members in all public polytechnics across the federation to ensure total compliance.
In addition to the implementation of the NEEDS assessment report of July, 2014, the union is also protesting the following;
⇒The victimization of union officials,
⇒ Non-release of union check off dues and interference in union activities,
⇒ Non-release of CONTISS 15 migration arrears,
⇒ Delay in the review of the Federal Polytechnic Act.
⇒ Release of visitation panel report of Federal polytechnics and report of Ministerial panels to Federal polytechnics in Oko, Yaba, Ado-Ekiti and more.
⇒ Non-commencement of renegotiation of the ASUP/government agreement of 2010 and government’s tardiness in the appointment of Rectors of Federal polytechnics.
A statement given to journalists after an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the union in Abuja, ASUP said “despite its magnanimity, the government failed to address the issues raised by the union“.
ASUP had earlier given the government an ultimatum in July 2016, but decide to keep action on their proposed strike because of appeal from the government and renewed the ultimatum in November 2016.
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