ASUP Suspends Strike At Fed Poly, Ado-Ekiti


The strike action em
barked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State branch, has been suspended.
Speaking  to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, ASUP branch Chairman, Comrade Tunji Owoeye, said the two-and-half months industrial  action was suspended  following  the decision  reached  after a meeting with the Education Minister, Malam Ibraham  Shekarau, recently in Abuja.
Owoeye said one of the decisions reached  at the meeting was the  federal government directive  that the institution  should pay the  workers CONTISS 15, stressing that apart from that, all other issues  were traded out amicably.
He said management of the Federal Polytechnic  was asked  to withdraw all queries and pay backlog of  workers’ salaries to them.
He said the issue of deduction of pensions from casual  workers is still being  resolved by management of the school.
Owoeye further said that the issue of cooperative deductions is still also lingering, but the Union will at the end of the  day resolve it amicably.
The industrial unions in the  Federal  Polytechnic  Ado-Ekiti had in January  embarked  on strike action against the school’s management  poor response to the issues concerning staff welfare and salaries payment.
The unions are the polytechnic’s chapters of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) the Non Academic  Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP).