Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics to begin Nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has vowed to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from today, Monday.
The decision was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.
According to the body, the industrial action follows the failure of the Federal Government to implement all the agreements it entered with the union since 2016.
The union lamented that despite the long period given to the government to address some of the issues it raised, the government did not consider it necessary to address the demands for improved funding of polytechnic education in the country.
ASUP President, Usman Dutse, and Zone A Coordinator, Kabiru Yunusa, who briefed journalists shortly after the emergency meeting which lasted for several hours noted that the union had given government sufficient time to implement all agreements, but to no avail.



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