The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has directed its members to resume work on Monday, May 30, 2022.
This followed the expiration of its two-week warning strike which it had embarked on to press home its demands from the federal government.
The umbrella body of lecturers of the nation’s public polytechnics said the decision to call off the action was based on some achievements made so far in its demands.
ASUP National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Yalwa, in a statement on Saturday, explained that the government had met four of its demands so far.
Açcording to the union, the decision to resume work was to give the federal government more time to meet the remaining five demands.
The statement reads: “The two weeks definite strike of the union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by the emergency meeting of NEC.
“Consequently, the union is requesting members to resume duties effective 30th of May, 2022 while hoping that government will take advantage of the window to address the five outstanding items.
“Further directives/ updates shall be released after the 103rd meeting of NEC which is scheduled to hold in the month of June 2022 during which the situation shall be reviewed.”
Recall that ASUP, on May 16, began a two-week definite warning strike following the resolution of its emergency National Executive Council meeting on the 11th of May, 2022.
The union had said the decision was taken to protest the lethargic attitude of the government towards fulfilling some aspects of the memorandum of action (MoA) signed in 2021.