ASUP calls off two-week warning strike

Plateau state Polytechnic

Plateau State Polytechnic

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has ended its two-week warning strike over the federal government’s failure to meet its demands.

Some of ASUP’s demands include the payment of the N15bn revitalisation fund for polytechnics, payment of minimum wage arrears, and review of conditions of service, among others.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Yalwa, ASUP announced that its decision to call off the warning strike is hinged upon the forthcoming NEC meeting in June.

It read in part; “The two-week definite strike of the union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by the emergency meeting of NEC.

“Consequently, the union is requesting members to resume duties effective 30th of May, 2022, while hoping that government will take advantage of the window to address the five outstanding items.

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“Further directives shall be released after the 103rd meeting of NEC, which is scheduled to hold in June 2022, during which the situation shall be reviewed.

The outstanding demands of the union include: “Release of the approved N15bn revitalisation fund for the sector.

“Release of arrears of CONTISS 15 migration for the lower cadre.

“Release of the Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service.

“Continued delay in the appointment of substantive Rectors for Federal Polytechnics in Mubi, Offa, and Kaduna”.

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