ASUP, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, has on Tuesday suspended its two-month-old strike.
Usman Dutse, ASUP President, made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja.
He said during the briefing that within the life span of the strike, several meetings were held between the union and government’s representatives concerning non-implementation of the 2017 Memorandum of Settlement/Action signed with the government after the November, 2017 strike.
Dutse further stated that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union, after serious deliberations and due consultations with the respective congress across the nation “resolved to suspend the industrial action on the conditions that government commits to a reviewed memorandum of Action to solidify the resolutions and ensure its full implementation, failing which the union shall resume the action at its discretion.”
According to him, some of the issues, included salary shortfalls, promotion arrears and payment allowances, NEEDS Assessment, victimization of union officers, passage of the amendment bill of the polytechnics among others.