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ASUP strike: lecturers suspend nationwide strike




-ASUP ends 15 days strike embarked upon by members of the union after reaching agreements with the federal government.

-The suspension was announced on Wednesday by the union’s president.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have yesterday, 29th November, 2017, announced the suspension of their 15- days old nationwide strike.

The announcement was communicated by the union’s national president, Usman Duste, on Wednesday during the union’s 14th national delegates conference holding in Bauchi state.

Recall that as earlier reported by Naija News, there were indications last week, that the union was ready to call off its strike pending ratification by the national executive council after successful negotiations with the federal government.

ASUP embarked on the industrial action over the failure of the federal government to implement agreements between the two parties reached since 2016.

“The union considered the suspension to give an opportunity for implementation of the content of Memorandum of Settlement and Action, and shall be reviewed according to the timelines outlined in the MoS,” Duste said.

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“While we are not unaware of the government over the years to willfully renege on agreements of this nature with labour unions including ours, it is the considered view of our union that the contents of this MoS be given a chance of implementation particularly as there is a mechanism for monitoring and evaluation embedded in the MoS.

“Our union’s congress has been fully briefed on these developments and I am therefore to communicate the decision of our union to suspend the 15 days old strike action of our union effective Wednesday, 28th November, 2017.”

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“We want to assure Nigerian public that our struggle shall continue to be focused on the survival of this vital sector and in the same vein express our gratitude to all well meaning Nigerians including members of the media and our members for the support and understanding during this period.”