Polytechnic lecturers issue 21-day strike notice to federal government

Lecturers in the nation’s polytechnic sector have threatened to withdraw their services and commence a comprehensive and indefinite strike action if the federal government fails to address their grievances within 21 days, accusing the government of neglecting the sector.
In a letter dated October 9, 2017 addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, the lecturers also threatened to withdraw from the negotiation of its 2010 agreement with the government as the issues currently in dispute constitute violations of the subsisting agreement between the union and government.
The letter signed by the National President of the Union, Comrade Usman Dutse was copied to the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education and the Chairman, Federal Government/ASUP 2010 Renegotiation Committee.
He said a review of the progress made after six weeks of the meeting with the Minister revealed that no substantial progress has been made, adding that while the Minister had directed a review of the NEEDS assessment survey in line with inflationary trend before the document is transmitted to the Federal Executive Council for approval.

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