Academic staff union of polytechnics calls off 10 month old strike.

The 10-month old strike of the Academic Staff union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has been suspended. The strike, which started in October 2013, was suspended on Saturday morning at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the union held in Abuja.

The National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Clement Chirman,
confirmed the suspension of the strike to PREMIUM TIMES.
He said all striking lecturers have been directed to resume work
on Tuesday.

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The ASUP NEC meeting was held two days after the leadership of
the union held a ‘fruitful’ meeting with the new Education Minister,
Ibrahim Shekarau, who was sworn in by President Goodluck
Jonathan on Wednesday.
The ASUP NEC consists of all chapter (polytechnic) chairmen of
the union and the national executive of the body.

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