Judiciary workers, Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike

…Courts to re-open on Monday After over two months, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), has suspended its industrial action. According to a source at the Supreme Court yesterday, JUSUN’s decision to suspend the strike action was due to the intervention of both Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad and the National Judicial Council, (NJC). When contacted, the media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Isah, further confirmed the report, adding that JUSUN has already directed its members to resume work on Monday. The union had embarked on…

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ASUP to sustain strike despite N15bn offer from FG

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP), said on Friday that the ongoing strike by the polytechnic teachers across the country will be sustained despite their meetings with the Federal Government and offers made to the union. Giving an update on the nationwide strike, ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, declared that the union received offers from the government during their meetings for the release of an infrastructure revitalisation fund of N15 billion for the sector as well as the release of owed 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage within…

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Polytechnics are neglected – ASUP

Polytechnic lecturers have claimed that the institutions had suffered continued neglect and urged the Federal Government to change the tide so as to improve the quality of technical manpower in the country. Mr Anderson Ezeibe, National President, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), while briefing journalists at ASUP’s 98th NEC meeting in Jos, regretted the “utter neglect” of technical and vocational education sub-sector. “The sub-sector is replete with details of neglect in terms of governance processes, funding, policy direction of government and wellbeing of members of staff. “Public Polytechnics and…

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