ASUP may go on strike as demands remain unfulfilled

Share Story

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has implored both the federal and state governments to quickly resolve its 13 point demands which it said constrained it to embark on a 9-month strike between October 2013 and July 2014.

The Union which has already issued a one month ultimatum to the government  effective from 21st July  this year to remedy the rots afflicting the Polytechnic / Monotechnic sector warned that failure to comply with this would compel the body to embark on another strike action.

Addressing  newsmen  in Owerri shortly  after its  emergency zonal meeting, the Zone D coordinator  of the Union(ASUP) which  comprises Polytechnics, Colleges of Technology  and Monotechnics  in the South South and South East (SS/SE), Comrade Chika  Ogonwa of the Delta State Polytechnic Ugwuashi-Ukwu listed  the issues in dispute as  contained in the letter of ultimatum already  issued  to both the federal and the state governments.

According to him, their demands include non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014, non-payment of salaries  in many states’ owned institutions, shortfall in personnel allocations to Polytechnics as well as unpaid  allowances in federal Polytechnics since January  2016,  victimization of Union  officials, non -release of check off dues and interference in union  activities.

See also  Jimoh Ibrahim's mother dies in VGC fire accident

Others according to him are: non release of arrears in many public polytechnics with some dating back to 2012 as well as  non-implementation of CONTISS 15 migration  salary scale in many polytechnics, delay in the review of the polytechnic act in addition to non-release of visitation panel reports of Federal Polytechnic since  2011.

Share Story