The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced a 2-week warning strike, with effect from Monday.

ASUP reached the decision at an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council on Wednesday.

President of the union, Anderson Ezeibe, blamed the decision on the refusal of the federal government to meet ASUP’s demand.

ASUP suspended its industrial action declared on the 6th of April 2021 on the 10th of June, 2021 following the signing of a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the government.

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Some of the demand are the non-release of the approved revitalization fund for the sector, Approved N15bn, yet to be released 11 months after approval by the President.

“Non-release of arrears of the new minimum wage: The owed 10 months arrears for the Polytechnics is yet to be released. The composite amount covering all Federal Tertiary Institutions to the approximate figure of N19Bn currently exists as an AIE in the Accountant Generals Office.”

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“We are deploying this medium to equally appeal to members of the public to prevail on the government to do the needful within the two weeks period so as to avoid an indefinite shutdown of the sector,” the union said in a statement.

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The development comes two days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) extended its strike by three months