ASUP Threatens to go on Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threaten to go on strike over the challenges they are experiencing with the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeobe, revealed this while speaking to news men.

Ezeobe stated that the 15-day ultimatum issued by the union remains valid.

He added that the National Executive Council of the union has directed various chapters to hold congresses with a view to taking drastic decisions on the way forward.

In his words, he said: “The trade union is an epitome of democracy. So we are taking the matter to our congress to say, this is what has happened and the same way, we will explain to our chairmen and they will take the matter back to congress and then our congress will decide on the direction to take.

“We understand that the pandemic has altered a lot of dynamics and so with the feedback we get from our members, we can come back and say, we are shutting down or giving a particular date. So we are waiting for directives that will come from our congress.”

Recall that the Senior Staff of Nigerian Polytechnics few day back,  issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government on their failure to address the challenging issues, associated with the IPPIS.

Also, the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, March 23, 2020, declared an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to the 2019 Memorandum of Action, and over the lingering crisis on the Integrated       Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

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