ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states

March 19, 2021
4 Views

ASUP

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues with the Federal Government and some states.

ASUP gave the notice in a communique at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday, in Katsina.

In the communique, signed by its President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, ASUP said the decision was to draw the government’s attention to the need to release the 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage, owed its members in federal polytechnics.

The association also demanded that some state governments should pay up arrears of the new minimum wage owed state polytechnic lecturers.

“There is the need to implement the contents of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014 in public polytechnics and similar institutions.

“’ Another issue also is the reconstitution of Governing Councils in all federal polytechnics and some state-owned polytechnics where such is yet to be constituted.

“Others are the full implementation of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics Act, as well as its domestication in Adamawa, Kano, Sokoto, Abia, Niger and other affected states”, it said.

ASUP further called for the release of salaries owed to staff in Abia, Ogun, Osun, Benue, Plateau, Edo and Cross River, as well as the implementation of full salary payments in Sokoto, Kaduna, Adamawa and others.

It appealed to the government to withdraw the letter containing unsubstantiated claims of PAYE tax liabilities in 19 federal polytechnics.

The communique also urged Kano and Kaduna governments, to implement the 65 years retirement age for academic staff in their tertiary institutions.

The association, in the communique, concluded that; “By this resolution, ASUP members are requested to prepare for a full-scale showdown until the union’s demands are met.”

You may be interested

Stop Killing Igbo Youths, Go After Fulani Herdsmen – Ohanaeze to Army
News
News

Stop Killing Igbo Youths, Go After Fulani Herdsmen – Ohanaeze to Army

Webby - April 23, 2021

Foremost Pan-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned the Nigeria Army to stop secretly murdering Igbo Youths. Chief Alex Ogbonnia, the…

“I Make More Money As Solo Artiste, Call It Greed It’s Your Own Cup Of Tea” – Peter Okoye
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

“I Make More Money As Solo Artiste, Call It Greed It’s Your Own Cup Of Tea” – Peter Okoye

Webby - April 23, 2021

Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has revealed that he earns more money as a solo artist than…

“Reject Calls For Pantami’s Resignation, Its Meant To Rubbish The Minister” – MURIC Tells Buhari
News
1 views
News
1 views

“Reject Calls For Pantami’s Resignation, Its Meant To Rubbish The Minister” – MURIC Tells Buhari

Webby - April 23, 2021

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reject calls seeking for the resignation of the Minister…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.