COVID-19: ASUP suspends planned strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced its decision to shelve the proposed strike to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Mr Anderson Ezeibe, the ASUP President in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said that the union’s 97th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting had resolved to embark on an industrial action after the expiration of a 15-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government over its inability to meet up with agreement entered with the union.

NAN reports that he said the 15-day ultimatum took effect on March 18 and expired on April 3.

“Consequent upon the inability of government to keep to agreements entered into with our union since 2010 and the avoidable shortcomings associated with payment of February…

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