Abuja—The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its two-week warning strike and asked members of the union to resume duties next month.
According to reports by Channels TV, this was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the National Publicity Secretary of the union Abdullahi Yalwa.
The union said the move was a result of significant attempts that were made to meet the four of the items in their list of demands which include payment of areas of the new minimum wage among others.
The statement partly reads, “The two weeks definite strike of the Union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by the emergency meeting of NEC.
“Consequently, the Union is requesting membership to resume duties effective 30th of May, 2022 while hoping that government will take advantage of the window to address the 5 outstanding items.”
“Further directives/ updates shall be released after the 103rd meeting of NEC which is scheduled to hold in the month of June 2022 during which the situation shall be reviewed.”
However, ASUP said there are four more outstanding issues yet to be addressed by the government. This includes the release of the approved N15Bn revitalization fund for the sector.
Others are the release of arrears of CONTISS 15 migration for the lower cadre; the release of the Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service; continued delay in the appointment of substantive Rectors for Federal Polytechnics in Mubi, Offa, and Kaduna, and the resolution of issues with members in Colleges of Agriculture.