The Academic Staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu campus, according to Vanguard News have shunned the ongoing strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics on Wednesday, 12TH of December.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), ASUP had declared to commence a comprehensive and indefinite strike from December 12 in all the country’s polytechnics to compel the Federal Government to meet their demands.
Mr. Salami Olugbenga, the Vice Chairman, ASUP, LASPOTECH chapter, told NAN that they could not join the strike because there was no organ of the union on ground in the polytechnic since December 2017.
“It’s as a result of an internal crisis between the union and the institution’s management which is yet to be resolved by the court,” he said.
“We are not on strike because we have some internal wrangling with the management which is still in court. We can’t join the strike because there is no organ of the union on ground for now,” he added.
Olugbenga said the institution had attempted to withdrew the case but the union executives knowing that this will enable the management to clamp down heavily on some of them, refused and filed a counter claim.
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