ASUP Gives Update On Its Ongoing Nationwide Strike, Reveals When It Will End

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said only time will end its ongoing nationwide is if government meets its demands.

ASUP National President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, made union’s position known on Friday at an emergency held at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi , NAN reports.

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

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

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

is true the government has started doing something.

“The has been done is the issue of governing councils have been reconstituted and the visitation panels have been set .

“Offers have been made for the payment of arrears of minimum wage and the N15 billion revitalisation fund; they are still at the level of offer because the funds have not been released.

“We want to see the funds released for the sector and we want to see some other items require processes to be put motion.

“If we are able to get to that point, I am sure our national executive will take a second look at the strike,’’ he said.

Recall that ASUP had on April 6 embarked on a nationwide strike.

Among the demands of the union is the implementation of the 2010 agreement between the union and the Federal government on the payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned polytechnics.