ASUP Calls Off Strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has suspended indefinitely its three months strike to allow the government to implement the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union.
A statement by Mr. Abdullahi Yalwa, National Publicity Secretary of ASUP clarified that the suspension was for a short period of time to enable the government to implement the agreement reached.
The statement reads: “the suspension of the strike action was for a period of three months, to enable the government to complete the implementation of the issues contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union.
“Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the Federal Government, the Union has resolved to suspend its 65 days old industrial action with effect from 10th June, 2021″.
He noted that some of the demands made by the union had already been met while explaining that the strike was suspended due to appeals from the Federal Government, students, members of the public, and some traditional rulers.
Yelwa further hinted the union is confident that the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears was currently being processed.
Recall that ASUP had on April 6, commenced an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers across the country, the union also insisted that the strike will continue until the Federal Government meets its demands.