The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has warned the federal government it might be forced to resume its suspended strike.
ASUP said the reason is because of alleged failure of the Federal Government to fulfil the April 2021 Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed to end the ASUP strike action.
The lecturers have equally demanded immediate release of the approved N15 billion revitalization fund and the 10 months arrears of the minimum wage owed members in Federal Polytechnics, while also calling for the commencement and conclusion of the renegotiation of the Union’s 2010 agreement.
ASUP made the demands in a communique issued at the end of the 16th National Delegates Conference of ASUP held at Asaba, Delta State between 6-10 December 2021 and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
The delegates conference was held under the Chairmanship of the ASUP President, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe to review the progress recorded by the Union in her engagements with owners of public polytechnics and monotechnics in the country as well as the state of the nation with emphasis on the national economy and security.
ASUP also told Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible if the lecturers resume the suspended strike.
Some of the resolutions reached at the conference as contained in the communique are: “The delegates frowned at government’s failure to fulfil its own end of the bargain resulting from the April 2021 Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed to end the ASUP strike action.
“The NDC renewed the demands for the immediate release of the approved N15 billion revitalization fund and the 10 months arrears of the minimum wage owed members in Federal Polytechnics.