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Exclusive: Laspotech Unions may suspend strike action on Monday

If recent information reaching us at InsideMainland is anything to by, then there are indications that academic activities might return to normal at the various campuses of Lagos State Polytechnic soon.
This is as a result of the intervention by the 11th Governing Council of the Lagos State Polytechnic on the ongoing total strike action by the three unions in the institution.
InsideMainland gathered that the Governing Council, Rector’s representatives and other stakeholders met the the executives of the Unions yesterday, Thursday, May 12, 2017, where an agreement was reached with the parties involved to put an end to the ongoing strike.
It was learnt that during the meeting, an agreement was reached between the Unions and school management to sign an agreement where all demands of the striking unions would be met by the management.
A top source who spoke to InsideMainland said “the meeting held yesterday between the union Excos and the school management. The Unions reached an agreement to suspend the strike on the condition that management would sign an agreement with the executives to fulfill thr terms of agreement.”
He added that “the decision to suspend the strike is however dependant on the outcome of the Congress. The executives can not take the decision to suspend the strike.”
InsideMainland gathered that the Laspoech chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) is scheduled to hold a Congress on Monday, May 15, 2017, where the outcome of yesterday’s meeting with the Governing Council and School management is meant to be discussed.
In addition, a decision would be taken whether to suspend or go ahead with the strike action.
Meanwhile, InsideMainland gathered the Lagos State House of Assembly has constituted a committee to look into the ongoing issues at Lagos State Polytechnic with a mandate to submit its findings in three weeks.
You would recall that the indefinite strike action at the institution that crippled academic activities for both full time and part-time students started on Friday, April 21, 2017.
However, with the intervention of the Governing Council, the strike may be suspended for academic activities to return to normal.



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