Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) SCHOOL

Update on ASUP Strike: Poly lecturers may call off strike tomorrow!!- (Nation Newspaper 25th June, 2013)


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We have been paying much attention to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) vs Federal Government (FG) Strike that has been ongoing for over two months now. We said in our previous post that the ASUP meeting with the FG continues today, 25th June, 2013, and here is the latest report.

Latest update on ASUP Strike
It was reported in THE NATION NEWSPAPER today 25th, June 2013, PAGE 6 that the strike is likely to be suspended tomorrow. (26th June, 2013)
Please we encourage you to grab a copy of THE NATION NEWSPAPER (page 6) and read for yourself, we will let you know when it is called off tomorrow, which is a few hours from now.

(For those who want to confirm it, please note it is in a very small column in the Newspaper)

Most polytechnic students are not too sure if ASUP are fighting for themselves or for the students. we dig more and bring to you the issue in contention. We called our HOD friend in one of the polytechnics in Nigeria and He assured us that all the poly students will resume School on the 1st of July, 2013. (As always, we pray this be true)

 

ASUP vs FG
The issues in contention includes:

* The migration of the lower cadres on the CONTISS 15 salary scale.
* The release of the White Paper on the Visitations to Federal Polytechnics
* The need for the commencement of the Needs Assessment of Nigerian Polytechnics.”
* The “worrisome state of State owned Polytechnics in the country,
* The continued appointment of unqualified persons as rectors and provosts of polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of technologies by some state governments
* The refusal of State government to implement the approved salary packages (CONPCASS) for their polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of technologies
* The 65 year retirement age.”
* The insistence of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to include Federal Polytechnics in the IPPIS module as against the union’s protestations while other arms of the tertiary education subsector are allowed to maintain the statusquo.
* The establishment of a National Polytechnics Commission (NPC).
* The acceleration of the “pace of the review of the Federal Polytechnics Act at the National Assembly,”
* The “reluctance of the Office of the Head of Service to approve the Revised Scheme of Service for Polytechnics
* The non commencement of the re-negotiation of the FGN/ASUP agreement as contained in the signed agreement.”

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