ASUP Announce Seven Days Nationwide Warning Strike! Strike to Start 22nd April

We just recieved some really alarming report here in DailyschoolNews that the, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has just announced a 7-day nationwide warning strike, which will commence from Monday, the 22nd of April 2013, according to the ASUP Management board, they’ll commence this strike, over the refusal of the government to address the union’s grievances and complaints.

According to a communiqué which was issued at the end of the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUP, which was signed by the union’s National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Clement Chirman, the union listed, among others,

★ The non-constitution of governing councils for polytechnics, monotechnics, and colleges of technology on the non-release of government white paper of the visitation panels to the federal polytechnics and non-commencement of the NEED Assessments of the Nigerian polytechnics as its greviances against the government.
★ While other grievances, according to the communiqué, are the worrisome states of the polytechnics which are been owned by states Government, including monotechnics, and colleges of technology owned by state governments.
★ The continued appointment of unqualified persons as rectors and provosts by some state governments in their polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of technology.
★ The failure of most state governments to implement the approved salary package (CONPCASS).
★ The 65-year retirement age in polytechnics.

The communique said that having painstakingly and carefully examined these issues, and against the evident in action of the Government despite the Union’s consistent show of maturity through the adoption of the path of peace and dialogue, including the 21 day ultimatum issued on the March 25, 2013 which had just expired on the April 15, 2013, the NEC has accordingly resolved to embark on a seven-day warning strike with will start from the 22nd of April 2013 and will embark on an indefinite strike action thereafter, if the issues raised above are not satisfactorily addressed.
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We just hope here in DailyschoolNews Wish that the Federal Government complies with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics Needs, and the ASUP should also understand the Federal Government.
Things should be sort out in the Nigeria educational sector!.
Let’s stop STRIKE!!!!
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