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ASUP suspends planned industrial action

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THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Tuesday suspended its planned industrial action planned to commence yesterday. .

   The decision to put the strike on hold followed a discussion held with the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau and the House of Representatives Committee on Education in Abuja Tuesday.

   The union had a two-hour meeting with Shekarau starting from 11.am and ended another meeting with the education committee some minutes to Tuesday evening.

   Public Relations Officer of ASUP, Clement Chairman in a telephone interview after the meeting at the National Assembly, said the negotiation team of the union would relay the outcome of the meetings to ASUP National Executive Council.

   While calling on ASUP members to continue to perform their lawful duties, he said the union and government will continue to dialogue in resolving all outstanding issues.  

   ASUP was protesting a circular issued by the Ministry of Education, suspending the implementation of CONTISS 15 in polytechnics, and the decisions by the governing councils of Federal Polytechnics Oko in Anambra State and Ado, Ado-Ekiti to suspend all union activities in the institutions and the sack of union leaders. 


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