BAUCHI—THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, yesterday suspended its 15 days strike.
President of ASUP, Usman Yusuf Dutse, disclosed this yesterday at a briefing in Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi.
The union is currently holding its 14th national delegates conference in Bauchi, co-hosted by the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi and the Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi.
Dutse said the decision to suspend the strike was informed by its impact on the society, including parents and students, as well as pleas by well-meaning Nigerians and other stakeholders.
He recalled that on November 13, 2017, members of the union nationwide withdrew their services on the directive of the National Executive Council, NEC, of the union.
He listed the issues that led to their action to include non- implementation of the report of the NEEDS ASSESSEMNT survey of polytechnics; sustained shortfall in personnel releases; withdrawal of their allowances since December, 2015, and non-payment of promotion arrears.
Dutse disclosed that other issues include non-implementation of staff salaries in some state-owned polytechnics, infractions in the appointment process of rectors of polytechnics, non-release of CONTISS 15 migration arrears, non-passage of amendment bill of the polytechnic act and continued victimization of officers of the union.
He said ASUP had been engaged in series of meetings with the Federal Government, represented by the Ministers of Education, Labour and Employment, National Salaries and Wages Commission, Budget Office of the federation, office of the Head of Service of the federation and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.