The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared that it would begin an indefinite strike from December 12 as they will join their university colleagues who have been on strike for a month.
The National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, in an interview said the federal government had failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers adding that the proposed strike would be “total and indefinite”.
Prior to the impending strike, the union had on October 2 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November. But even then, it did not commence the strike.
ASUP went on strike in November 2017; but when the federal government reached an agreement to implement the recommendations of the 2014 NEEDS assessment, the strike was suspended 15 days after.