Polytechnic lecturers to commence nationwide strike

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Academic activities to be shut down across public polytechnics in the country.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has revealed plans to commence a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike over the failure of the  federal government to fulfill the outstanding agreements made with the union.

Speaking on Sunday, the National President of the union, Usman Dutse, said, they held a meeting with the ministry of labour on October 16, with an agreement to develop a memorandum of understanding to resolve the issues. But so far, the government had failed to uphold its end of the bargain.

“We were told by the federal ministry of labour that a memorandum of understanding will be given, but we’ve not gotten one till date and that is why our members say there is no seriousness on the side of the government,” he said.

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