The ongoing joint strike action by the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnic (SSANIP), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the Non-academic Staff Union (NASU), which commenced more than one week ago, appears not to be nearing its end soon.
This is as a result of the new indications after officials of the LASPOTECH chapter of SSANIP, NASU and ASUP met with government officers and the representatives of the school management, yesterday, May 8, 2017.
InsideMainland gathered that after the completion 7-hour meeting between the three unions representatives and the Members of the 11th LASPOTECH Governing Council, the Rector’s team, Representatives of Pensioners, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Establishment, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Special Adviser on Education and other stakeholders, the unions insisted on the strike action till their demands are met.
During the meeting, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, on behalf of the Lagos State Ministry of Education argued that the CONTISS 15 Migration and the arrears must be domesticated in Lagos State.
The three unions however agreed the proposition stating that “that domestication is just a paper work. The Ministry should therefore domesticate and communicate the payment decision of the arrears to the Unions as soon as possible.”
In continuation of the strike action, the Unions insisted unequivocally that “until we have the document that can be presented to the Congresses and decisions made, the status quo remains.”
InsideMainland also gathered that the officials from the Ministry of Education agreed to send the document to the Governing Council for onward delivery to the Unions.
You would recall that academic activities for full time and part-time students have been crippled across the campuses of LASPOTECH due to the ongoing strike action by the Unions.
In one of its press statement obtained by InsideMainland, the Unions condemned the alleged militiarisation of the school by the school management.