Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics to hold referendum on strike action

National Executives of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics -ASUP has directed each branch to hold referendum on the type of strike the union should embark on, following the federal government’s alleged refusal to meet the union’s demands.
The ASUP National President, Umaru Dutse who stated this while addressing journalists said the demands of the union border on non-provision of funds for the Needs Assessment of public polytechnics, persistent shortfall in personnel cost, non-payment of salaries in many state institutions with accrued arrears of between three to nine months amongst others.
According to him, ASUP branches were expected to conduct the referendum from Wednesday, September 27 and September 28, while chairmen are expected to submit the outcome at NEC meeting scheduled for October 2.
Reports say the NEC meeting, which will hold at Abia State Polytechnic, is expected to collate and arrive at a resolution, based on the outcome of the referendum.



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