• Academic and administrative activities have been grounded at Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), as workers of the institution begins an indefinite strike.

    According to a copy of the strike notice issued by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Laspotech chapter, the strike took effect from on Tuesday, 1st August, 2017

    The notice said the strike would “remain indefinite, total and comprehensive until the demands of the unions were met’’.

    It was also reported that the strike affected other sister unions of ASUP — the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP).

    The notice said the unions resumed their suspended strike due to a failure by the institution’s management to meet their demands following a month grace given.

    According to the notice, the Lagos State Government had intervened in the strike by the unions through the House of Assembly Committee on Education and that was why it was suspended then.

    “Congress had unanimously resolved that the committee that was to be set up by the House Committee on Education to find a lasting solution to the issues of migration arrears be given till 31st July 2017.

    “Failure of which the union will resume its suspended strike without notice.

    “It is rather sad to inform you that after the committee has identified substantial amount to pay 12 months as the first tranche, the management turned in a document from National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) to truncate an already laid process for payment,’’ it said.

    According to the notice, the same authentic documents which the union presented to the press on the migration arrears are the same the management now mischievously flaunt to foot-drag and frustrate all resolutions on the payment.

    Meanwhile, the Deputy Head of the Public Relations Unit, LASPOTECH, Mr Oluwasola Erinoso, has confirmed that the strike had commenced.

    Erinoso said that while the strike was suspended a month ago following the intervention of the House Committee on Education, an in-house committee to proffer a solution was set-up. (NAN)


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