ASUP Threatens Fresh Nationwide Strike
Nigeria minister of labour Chris Ngige

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to go on another nationwide strike due to alleged failure of the federal government to implement the agreement it reached with the union recently.

Concise News learned that the Union intends to embark on a one-week strike.

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But the union did not disclose when the planned strike would commence.

National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Chris Nkoro, said the decision was taken during the 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union.

The meeting held at the Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna state.

“The union views the persistent lethargic disposition of the Federal government and its agencies towards re-negotiation of FGN/ASUP agreement as a ploy to cripple the system and perpetuate suffering on members,” Nkoro said.

“The NEC urges the federal government to without further delay, commence the re-negotiation process.

“The NEC, sadly observed that while the union had agreed on the terms of enrolling of the sector into Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), some rectors have continued to use backhand ploy to enroll some institutions without recourse to our union’s documented peculiar concerns.

“The NEC therefore calls on government to promptly call these erring rectors to order.

“The NEC is unimpressed that shortfalls and Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS) 15 migration challenges have persisted, even with continued assurances by government that this situation has been dealt with by government.

“The NEC expects therefore that with the conclusion of the 2019 general election, these issues would be addressed squarely by the government immediately.”

The union had in February suspended a two-month strike over non-implementation of the said agreement by the federal government.