Breaking News!!! ASUP suspends Auchi Polytechnic Strike and Others
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has suspended its nationwide strike.
National President of the union, Mr Usman Duste, announced this on Wednesday during the union’s 14th National Delegates Conference at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi state.
Polytechnic lecturers had embarked on strike few weeks back over failure of the federal government to meet their demands.
Duste stated that the decision to call off the industrial action followed series of meetings held between the leadership of the union and the Nigerian government.
He said, “While we are not unaware of the government over the years to willfully renege on agreements of this nature with labour unions including ours, it is the considered view of our union that the contents of this MoS be given a chance of implementation particularly as there is a mechanism for monitoring and evaluation embedded in the MoS.
“Our union’s congress have been fully briefed on these developments and I am therefore to communicate the decision of our union to suspend the 15 days old strike action of our union effective Wednesday, 28th November,2017.
“In arriving at this decision, our union considered the impact of the strike action on the society including parents and students, pleas on the union by well meaning Nigerians and other stakeholder groups in the sector.
“We want to assure Nigerian public that our struggle shall continue to be focused on the survival of this vital sector and in the same vein express our gratitude to all well meaning Nigerians including members of the media and our members for the support and understanding during this period,”