We‘re Mobilising Our Members For Strike – ASUP

1 year ago ezekiel 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said that mobilisation are on top gear for a shutdown with the federal government over the union demands.

The union had on 10th October 2019 issued a 21 days strike notice to the federal government over the non-implementation of the Federal Polytechnic Act 2019 amendment as well as the violations in the implementation of the 2017 MoU signed with the government, among others.

National president of ASUP Comrade Usman Dutse told journalists at the end of the Union’s national executive council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja, that the NEC has giving the leadership of the union the mandate on its next line of action at the expiration of the ultimatum.

According to him, ASUP is not against the Integrated Payroll and Personnel System (IPPIS) by the federal government as long as the peculiarities of lecturers within the polytechnic sector are captured.

Comrade Dutse disclosed that the leadership of the union had met with officials of the federal government on October 23rd made presentation on the IPPIS to the union, adding that government assured them that such peculiarities have been captured.

The ultimatum given is not yet over. But because of some development that came up, that is why we had to call our NEC to review our next action when the ultimatum elapsed. NEC has directed further, when the ultimatum elapsed, we have been given the mandate on the next action so we don’t need to convene again. So, the ultimatum still stands.

On the issue of IPPIS, we met with government on 23 of this month, where the government made presentation as regards to the fears of our peculiarities; they promised that those issues will be captured. Our position and the directive we received from NEC is that let our peculiarities be captured . If our peculiarities are addressed then our union may decide to enroll.”

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