The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), LASPOTECH Chapter has embarked on an indefinite strike with immediate effect.
In his address, the Chairman of the chapter, 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.
According to him, this strike is necessary due to the insensitive act of the Management to respect the agreement earlier reached with the Union on the payment of the CONTISS 15 migration arrears which had accumulated into 87 months.
According to him the Union had explored all peaceful and legal avenues to ensure that the avoidable strike is averted.
“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 on the staff by the Management.
“The union resorted into emergency congress when it was obvious that the Management was not showing any iota of willingness towards the agreement.
“It should be noted however that, this strike has nothing to do with His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode or Lagos State Government, as the State Government has graciously increased LASPOTECH’s subvention by 65% with a caveat that the increase should take care of the arrears.
“The union is still opened to negotiation to ensure that industrial harmony is restored to the Polytechnic of Excellence and the academic calendar is not disrupted,” Ibitoye said.