Polytechnics to embark on strike over failure in negotiation

Another strike seems to be looming in the education sector, as the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has expressed displeasure over the failure of the Federal Government to complete negotiations with the union to improve welfare of its members. In a statement signed by the ASUP President, Comrade Usman Dutse and made available to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the union also raised concerns over a betrayal by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), who was alleged to be sabotaging the renegotiation process. Dutse disclosed that a 21- day…

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ASUP strike takes toll on polys

Union may call off strike this week As the indefinite nationwide strike embarked upon by the polytechnic lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), entered two weeks, the students and other stakeholders are calling on the Federal Government and the union to resolve the issues, that have continued to threaten the system. Two weeks after the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) declared nationwide industrial action across Nigerian polytechnics, students and their lecturers have continued to count their loses, as the lingering strike which paralysed academic activities on…

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ASUP, NASU threaten Ede Poly with court action

Polytechnic workers under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) chapters of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State are threatening to drag the management of the institution to the National Industrial Court over non-implementation of the revised 2013 Scheme of Service. The leadership of the unions had few weeks ago threatened not to call off their strike until the scheme was introduced in the institution, even as the unions condemned in its entirety the acclaimed 1979 scheme of service, described as…

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