ASUP Strike: 3 Months Has Elapsed, FG Yet To Meet Our Demands—ASUP

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The Kaduna Polytechnic chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Chairman, Engineer Musa Ibrahim , said at an interactive forum between the new leadership of ASUP and newsmen in Kaduna at the weekend that the three months given to Federal Government has elapsed, yet non of ASUP demands has been met.

It would be re-called that the Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) suspended their over 10 months old strike on July 16, 2014

Speaking exclusively to grapevine, Engineer Musa Ibrahim said: “The thinking at that time by the union, though our demands were not met, was that since it’s a new minister, let’s give him the opportunity to critically look at our problems with the aim of solving them. Rather than giving him two weeks to do that, the union with magnanimity decided to give government three months and unfortunately the three months elapsed some days ago. As usual, with the behaviour of our government, none of the demands has been met, though there was recently a formal meeting between the minister and the union where he promised that the demands would be met soon. One of the main issues is the problem of implementation of CONTISS 15 new salary structure that we went into agreement with government since 2009 and up till date, the implementation is just half way.

“We gave government 13 demands, out of the 13, we asked government to select any four. After three months, government only met two half-way, we went on strike again and spent 10 months. We had three months again which just elapsed while the issues are still lingering.”

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