The Academics Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has suspended suspend its 65days old industrial action with effect from 10th June,2021.
In a statement by the Union, its reads’’ that ‘’Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items Contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the Federal Government, the Union has resolved to suspend its 65 days old industrial action with effectfrom10thJune,2021.
‘’The suspension is for a period of three months to enable the government complete the execution of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union Since 27th April,2021.
‘’As part of the efforts communicated by the Federal Ministry of Education, certain items have been fulfilled like there constitution and inauguration of governing councils and visitation panels in Nigerian Federal Polytechnics while we are led to believe that the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears is currently being processed.
‘’Other items include the ongoing efforts at the review of the Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service for Polytechnics as well as the commencement work towards resolution of the issues around CONTISS15 migration arrears for the lower cadre.
‘’We also acknowledge their cent passage of the Bill for removal of the dichotomy against HND holders in the country.
‘’In reaching the decision to suspend the strike, our Union took in to cognizance the appeals made by the government, revered traditional tools in the country, members of the National Assembly, Chairmen of Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics and indeed members of the public.”