The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced that it will commence a 2-week warning strike.
The two weeks industrial action, will effect from Monday. It was gathered that the Union reached the decision at an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council on Wednesday.
According to ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government was responsible for its planned strike. ASUP in its statement said the federal government has refused to meet its demand.
Some of the demand include the non-release of the approved revitalization fund for the sector, Approved N15bn, yet to be released 11 months after approval by the President.
“Non-release of arrears of the new minimum wage: The owed 10 months arrears for the Polytechnics is yet to be released. The composite amount covering all Federal Tertiary Institutions to the approximate figure of N19Bn currently exists as an AIE in the Accountant Generals Office.
“We are deploying this medium to equally appeal to members of the public to prevail on the government to do the needful within the two weeks period so as to avoid an indefinite shutdown of the sector,” the union said in a statement.
Recall that the Union suspended its industrial action declared on the 6th of April 2021 on the 10th of June, 2021 following the signing of a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the government.