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COVID-19: ASUP Suspends Planned Indefinite Strike



The Tutorial Employees Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended  its deliberate indefinite strike, billed to start on Monday, April 6 after a fifteen-day discover which expired on Friday, April three, 2020

A press release signed by ASUP’s President Anderson Ezeibe states that the lecturers’ resolution to droop the strike was borne out of the present nationwide emergency occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

ASUP was poised to start industrial motion in protest of presidency’s lack of ability to honour an settlement entered into with it since 2010.

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The union additionally highlighted different key facets of the dispute with the federal government, which embrace; avoidable shortcomings within the deployment of the built-in payroll and personnel data system, IPPIS fee platform in Polytechnics in February 2020 salaries towards the union’s understandings with the accountable company of presidency.

The non-payment of salaries in some state-owned establishments within the nation with some states owing to the lecturers as a lot as 17 months in salaries.

And the continued victimization of ASUP officers in some establishments in addition to Nonrelease of the agreed revitalization fund in lieu of the anticipated implementation of the NEEDS Evaluation survey report for public Polytechnics since 2014

Different areas of dispute are the nonconclusion of the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 settlement with the federal government and the violations of extant provisions of the Polytechnics Act (2019 Modification) by governing councils of some Polytechnics

The ASUP assertion confused that authorities by its businesses has remained insensitive to those and plenty of different points through the years and has continued to reveal such perspective as seen within the delay within the launch of March 2020 salaries of the educational employees of polytechnics, by so doing has inspired the declaration of this impending strike motion by the union.

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