Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic suspends planned nationwide strike


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has suspended its planned nationwide strike to protest lack of government attention to technical education in the country and the implementation of government agreement with the unions.

The Union had issued a 21 day ultimatum, threatening to commence an indefinite strike from November 2, but said in a statement after its National Executive Council meeting that it was suspending the planned strike to give government ample opportunity to address its demands.

National President of the Union, Usman Dutse said the union was satisfied with steps being taken by the government to address the union’s demands and therefore decided to give them the opportunity to concretize efforts being made to address their demands.

The union also resolved to reconvene its NEC meeting by the end of November, 2013 to assess the progress made and take appropriate actions.