The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced its indefinite strike on Monday.
The union said it embarked on the strike to protest government’s neglect of the institutions and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020.
Anderson Ezeibe, the ASUP President, said the union’s demands were communicated to the ministries of education, labour and others as well as to state governors but nothing was done. He listed the lecturers’ grievances to include non-implementation of 2014 NEEDS Report and non-release of revitalization fund to the sector despite assurances since 2017.
He said, “Our grievances also include the non-reconstitution of governing councils in federal polytechnics and many state-owned institutions leading to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institutions since May, 2020.
“This has also undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government which was unilaterally suspended by the government for over two years now.”