Stella Dimoko Nigerian Polytechnic Lecturers Set To Begin Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action


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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Nigerian Polytechnic Lecturers Set To Begin Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP ) will embark on an indefinite strike action with effect from Monday, November 13, 2017...

The Lecturers are pressing for the implementation of its agreement with government, and are accusing govt of treating polytechnic education with disdain and levity.

Rising from the emergency meeting of its National Executive Council, ASUP said it has no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of its earlier 21 days ultimatum, adding that the conciliatory meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Labour failed to produce positive result because the Ministry of Education was not interested in resolving the dispute.

National President of ASUP, Comrade Usman Y. Dutse also accused the government of using endless verification exercises to delay the payment of entitlements of members of the union, adding that while the union is not against government carrying out verification exercises, it should not endless and the exercise should not be used to denied workers their rights.

He said that despite the 21 days notice given to the government, they did not consider it necessary to address their demands for an improved funding of polytechnic education in the country. “This action shall be sustained until our demands are met or an implementable memorandum of action is agreed upon by our union and relevant agencies of government.

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