ASUP Strike: Auchi Polytechnic postpones students’ resumption indefinitely
Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, has postponed resumption for the new academic session indefinitely.
Dr. Godwin Ihionkhan, Registrar of the institution, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
According to him, “this is to inform staff and students that management has postponed resumption for the new academic session indefinitely.”
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) had vowed to continue with its nationwide industrial action despite the N15bn offered by the Federal Government.
According to ASUP’s President, Anderson Ezeibe, the strike would still continue.
ASUP had on April 6 declared a strike, demanding the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers.
ASUP explained that its decision to down tool was to draw the attention of the government to the nine basic needs of the union, adding that the need to release the 10 months in arrears of the new minimum wage owed its members in Federal Polytechnics and the implementation of same in the several States yet to implement the new minimum wage.
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