On Thursday, the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) kicked-off an indefinite strike. The union’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Saheed Olatunde Jaji, announced the strike in a statement. Read statement below…
“The Chairman of the union, Comrade Akinrinlola Ibitoye, said there won’t be any form of academic activities in the full and part- time programmes of the polytechnic, as the strike is total.
“He said the strike became necessary due to the insensitive act of the management to respect the agreement it reached with the union on the payment of the CONTISS 15 migration arrears, which has accumulated into 87 months.”
“The union has shown understanding enough, given supports, where necessary, to allow the management have a successful convocation ceremony, despite the untold hardship being meted out to the workers by the management.”