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ASUP Strike: Union Urges FG To Show More Commitment To Education

As the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, industrial action enters its 51 day today, the union yesterday called on the Federal Government to show more commitment to matters concerning the education sector and polytechnic system in particular.

In a statement signed by ASUP Chairman, Oko Chapter, Dr. Onyeka Uwakwe, the union expressed readiness to resume work as soon as the national strike was suspended.

Reaffirming support for the decisions of the National Executive Council, NEC, ASUP- said it was prepared for the hosting of the union’s 74th NEC meeting at Federal Polytechnic, Oko and urged members to lend maximum support.

According to the union, the ongoing strike, which has interfered with activities in polytechnics, was a result of failure of most state governments to implement the approved salary package (COMPCASS) and 65 year retirement age in polytechnics.

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