ASUP vows to continue nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has vowed to continue its indefinite strike until the Federal Government meets its demands.

The ASUP National President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, made the union’s position known on Friday at an emergency congress held at the Federal polytechnic, Auchi in Edo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ASUP had on April 6 embarked on a nationwide strike.

Among the demands of the union are implementation of the ASUP/FG agreement of 2010, and payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned polytechnics.

Others are implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report of 2014 and reconstitution of governing councils of polytechnics.

Ezeibe commended members of the union for complying with the strike directive, saying that the strike would continue until achievement of its aims.

“Our members should continue to believe in the union the way they have been doing, we have very supportive members as you can see; the strike is in full swing.

“Every polytechnic is observing the strike and compliance level is very high, we will continue to persevere, victory is around the corner,’’ he said.

He expressed satisfaction that the industrial action had begun to yield positive results.

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