ASUP Strike 2021 – ASUP strike update today 2021 | ASUP resumption date 2021

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Is ASUP still on strike? The answer is “YES”. Effective from 12:00 am of 6th April, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced an indefinite strike. Anderson Ezeibe, president of the union, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning.

This is coming despite the federal government’s move to avert strike action in Polytechnics.

ASUP Strike 2021 - Asup strike update today 2021 | ASUP resumption date

ASUP strike update today 2021 – It was earlier reported that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had Monday evening, invited the ASUP for an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike.

But Ezeibe, at the briefing, said the resolution of members of the union to shut down all Polytechnics across the country is now enforced effectively from 12:00 am of 6th April.

He said, “Today, therefore, marks Day 1 of the execution of the resolutions of our union as already, academic activities have been shut down in ALL PROGRAMS run in Polytechnics and like institutions across the nation effective 00:00 hrs of 6th of April, 2021.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the following demands were communicated to the government through the Ministries of Education; as well as Labour and Employment and indeed other ministries where our members offer services through various monotechnics.”

ASUP listed one of their demands as non-implementation of NEEDS Assessment report of 2014 in the sector nor release of any revitalization fund to the sector despite assurances since 2017.

The union also said the non-reconstitution of governing councils in Federal Polytechnics and many state-owned institutions has led to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institutions since May 2020.

ASUP strike today, according to the union, undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government as such was unilaterally suspended by the government for over 2 years.

Ezeibe added, “The non-release of the 10-month arrears of minimum wage owed our members in Federal Polytechnics and non-implementation of the same in several state-owned institutions.

“This is despite a directive for the payment of these arrears since December 2019.

“Continued victimization of officials of our union as seen in Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu; Federal Polytechnic, Mubi; as well as Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.

“This situation has degenerated to the clamping down and brazen illegal seizure of the properties of our union by the Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa”.

ASUP resumption date

You might want to ask, when is ASUP resuming? As of the time of filing this report, the current ASUP strick in indefinite. This means that the ASUP resumption date has not been announced yet.

ASUP strike update today 2021

16th April 2021 – Polytechnics will Remain Shut until FG Addresses our Demands

The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) has vowed to continue its strike pending when the federal government engages them to resolve their grievances.

In a statement on Friday by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, the union said that it commenced the industrial action on April 6 to draw the attention of the government to the deplorable state of public polytechnics and monotechnics in the country.

16th April 2021 – ASUP Won’t Support Appointments of 5 ‘unqualified’ Poly Rectors by FG

ASUP vowed to use every legal means to ensure that the appointment of unqualified persons to head the Polytechnics would not stand.

The union in a statement issued by its President, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, also frowned at the postponement of the meeting with the Federal Government team on Thursday by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to resolve all the contentious issues that led to the ongoing strike which has entered its 10th day.

15th April 2021 – FG Warns Staff Unions Against Interference In Appointments 

THE Federal Government has warned the staff unions of its institutions against unnecessary fuss and “so much interest” in the appointment of principal officials sometimes to the point of prolonged internal crises in the affected institutions.

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  1. Zainab Moses says:

    Please the Asup should pls called off the indefinite strike! For the sake of the students. For how long will a person continue going to school without graduating? They should do something is about this. The federal government are doing this bcoz, there children are schooling abroad.

  2. Favour says:

    Pls HV mercy on us imagine if it was ur children in our condition i know u will do something about it

  3. Ruthsofhy says:

    Me am really tired of all this strike
    Pls ASUP I beg you guys to cut off this strike for the sake of our future,
    I know there is another way to sort hings out,
    Why purnish the inocent student like us
    🙏🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🙏

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