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ASUP warns Buhari govt, threatens strike

The Educational Workers Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has threatened to embark on a strike from April 6.

ASUP stated the strike was aimed toward making certain “unresolved points with the Federal Authorities and a few states.

The physique issued the warning in a communique on the finish of its 99th Nationwide Government Council assembly on Friday, in Katsina State, NAN experiences.

Within the communique, signed by its President, Anderson Ezeibe, ASUP stated the choice was to attract the federal government’s consideration to the necessity to launch the ten months arrears of the brand new minimal wage, owed its members in federal polytechnics.

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The affiliation additionally demanded that state governments pay up arrears of the brand new minimal wage owed state polytechnic lecturers.

“There’s the necessity to implement the contents of the NEEDS Evaluation report of 2014 in public polytechnics and comparable establishments.

“’One other challenge is also the reconstitution of Governing Councils in all federal polytechnics and a few state-owned polytechnics the place such is but to be constituted.

“Others are the total implementation of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics Act, in addition to its domestication in Adamawa, Kano, Sokoto, Abia, Niger and different affected states,” it stated.

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ASUP additional referred to as for the discharge of salaries owed workers in Abia, Ogun, Osun, Benue, Plateau, Edo and Cross River, in addition to the implementation of full wage funds in Sokoto, Kaduna, Adamawa and others.

The group additionally appealed to the federal government to withdraw the letter containing unsubstantiated claims of PAYE tax liabilities in 19 federal polytechnics.

The communique additionally urged Kano and Kaduna governments to implement the 65 years retirement age for educational workers of their tertiary establishments.

ASUP warns Buhari govt, threatens strike

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