The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) will commence a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021, ASUP leadership announced on Friday, March 19.
ASUP President, Mr. Anderson Ezeibe, disclosed this at the end of the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina.
Mr. Ezeibe, who said the industrial action was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education, cited ‘’culture of neglect by government on issues affecting the technological education sub-sector”.
He also cited the non-implementation of ASUP/Federal Government agreement of 2010, non-payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned Polytechnics, amongst others.
He regretted that the Federal Government failed to implement the resolutions reached after a meeting held in October 2020 where some of the pending issues were discussed.
The ASUP President said that the proposed industrial action may be called off on ten conditions, including:
- Implementation of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014,
- Reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Polytechnics,
- Release of Promotional areas in federal Polytechnics, et al.