The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has just suspended its 2-month-old strike.

The ASUP embarked on the strike to press home its demand over the failure of the Federal Government to implement agreements reached with the union in 2017.

Addressing journalists at the end of its emergency NEC meeting today in Abuja, ASUP national president, Usman Dutse, directed members of the union to commence academic activities on Wednesday.

It would be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) began its strike action in December 2018.

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The demands of the ASUP included the 2010 FGN/ASUP agreement, 2014 Memorandum of Settlement and 2017 Memorandum of Action.

It was also disclosed that the federal government failed to meet other demands such as the non-implementation of the NEEDS assessment report of 2014, which remained one of the key issues that led to the protracted 2013/2014 strike.

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Also, it was revealed that the federation owed ASUP members 14-month wages in Abia, Edo, Kogi, Imo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Benue and Oyo states while statutory deductions, including contributory pension and union check off dues for Rivers and Delta states, were not remitted.

This is coming less than a week after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) also called off its three-month old strike.


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