Academic activities in the Lagos State Polytechnic has been disrupted after the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Lagos State Polytechnic chapter commenced an indefinite strike action today, April 21 2017.
The decision to embark on the strike was approved during an emergency congress held yesterday, April 20,2017 at the Polytechnics’s campus Ikorodu, InsideMainland gathered.
In a statement made by the chairman of the chapter, Akinrinlola Ibitoye, “there would not be any form of academic activity in the full and part time programmes of the Polytechnic.”
Ibitoye stated that “the strike became necessary due to insensitive act of the management to honor the agreement reached with the union on the payment of the CONTISS 15 migration arrear.”
He added that the union has explored all peaceful and legal avenues to ensure that the avoidable strike is averted stressing that the strike has nothing to do with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode’s recent increase of LASPOTECH’s subvention by 65 percent .
Meanwhile, Ibitoye stressed that 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.
You would recall that InsideMainland extensively reported the strike action by ASUP officers in LASPOTECH in the last few months. During one of the strike protests, an official of ASUP openly wielded charms which frightened those present in the march.
Source: Inside Mainland