The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced that the body will begin a nationwide one-week warning strike starting from next week Monday.
Already, the union had mandated all its members in all public polytechnics across the federation to ensure total compliance.
While the President of ASUP, in person of Usman Dutse was addressing a press conference on Wednesday, he stated clearly that there would be no academic and administrative activities across all public polytechnic between 12 noon of 30 January, 2017 and 6 February, 2017.
He said: “The union therefore resolved at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), held on the 25 January 2017 to embark on a one week warning strike effective 12 noon, January 30, 2017 to 6 February 2017 in the first instance.
Comrade Dutse pointed out that the union had on two occasions in July and November last year communicated the decision of its NEC to withdraw the services of its members if a number of issues identified as undermining the sector are not addressed.
Specifically, on 14 November 2016, the correspondence to government conveyed a one month ultimatum to the government on the issues in contention.
Regrettably, the ASUP president stated that despite “the severity of the issues listed, government has not, within the intervening period demonstrated enough passion to address them , leaving the union with no choice especially as we have demonstrated enough patience in deferring the decision since August 2016
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