LASPOTECH Unions May Call Off Indefinite Strike today




Following the age long strike that crippled academic activities across the various campuses of Lagos State Polytechnic, things might return to normal , Wednesday, June 21, 2017, EYES OF LAGOS can reliably report.
EYES OF LAGOS gathered exclusively that two out of the three striking unions which includes Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) will suspend its strike today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, with the last party expected to do same.
According to a top source who confirmed the process to EYES OF LAGOS, he disclosed that “the LASPOTECH chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) will suspend the strike action after series of meetings to reach an agreement on the next line of action.”
Speaking further, the source revealed “if both Unions go ahead and suspend the strike, members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) are expected to follow suit by Wednesday.”
When queried about academic activities with the impending suspension, the source swiftly replied that “lectures will resume immediately if all Unions suspend the strike as planned.”
Commenting on why the Unions move to end the indefinite strike, the source revealed that “the Unions agreed to give the panel constituted by the Lagos State House of Assembly one month to do their work.”
Recall that academic activities at the Lagos State Polytechnic has been affected for sometime owing to the ongoing indefinite strike in the school.
Before now, the joint union has condemned the incessant use of armed military men to harass members of staff and students in the institution. The Unions claim that the armed men were working on the orders of the school management.

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