Polytechnic Lecturers declares Indefinite Strike nationwide Today 12 December
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has decleared an indefinite strike nationwide today being Wednesday over Federal Government failure on implementing the 2009 and 2017 agreements it reached with the union.
ASUP National President, Usman Dutse revelled this to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday, saying the union embarked on the strike because the Federal Government had failed to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements it reached with the union.
Dutse also said the main reason they embarked on the strike was because of FG has failed to implement the most needful areas on the agreement reached between both parties which includes the non-implementation of the NEEDS assessment report of 2014, non-payment of salaries in many state-owned polytechnics, deductions of workers pensions and other statutory deductions from staff salaries.
It was also gathered that the ASUP held its 93rd National Executive Council meeting at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State, on November 29, where it was first decided that the strike would begin on December 12 which is today.
The ASUP president also revealed that the union is expecting a total compliance in all public polytechnics on the strike, beginning from Wednesday 12 December.
Dutse said ;
“The strike is starting on Wednesday and there is no going back. We expect total compliance in all our polytechnics. December 17 has been fixed for a meeting between the Federal Government’s team and us. The government gave us that date and when we get to the meeting, we will see what is on the table.”