The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) will from May 16, 2022, embark on a one-week warning strike.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the ASUP strike came after the expiration of the one-month ultimatum by the union to the Federal Government on April 4, which expired on May 4.
The union addressed journalists on the status of its engagement with the government, after its emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja,
ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe after its emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja said that the decision to proceed on strike was a result of the government’s inability to address their nine points demands.
Ezeibe called on the public to prevail on the government to do the needful within the two weeks to avoid an indefinite shut down of the sector.
Among the contentious issues are the non-release of the approved revitalisation fund for the sector, non-release of arrears of the new minimum wage, and non-release of the reviewed normative instruments for the institution/management and programmes accreditation.
The alleged sustained infractions in the implementation of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics Act as amended is also an issue.
Other demands include the delay in the appointment of reactors, non-release of the scheme of service for polytechnics, and continued victimisation of union officers, among others.