LASPOTECH ASUP Strike: Management Looking Into Matter, Hope For Quick Resolution – Mr Kuye, Public Relations Officer
The Deputy Registrar (Information)/Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Mr Lanre Kuye has disclosed that the school management is looking into the indefinitely strike declared on Thursday, April 20, 2017, by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), LASPOTECH Chapter, with the aim of resolving the matter quickly.
The school information officer spoke with THE IMPACT few hours after the union rose from its emergency congress where it decided to embark on an indefinite strike.
THE IMPACT broke the news on its online platforms but was unable to reach the school authority for its reaction.
“The Rector is aware of the decision of the union. The matter is definitely receiving deserved attention of the management and we are working towards quick resolution of the matter” ,Mr Kuye stated in a phone conversation with THE IMPACT.
Our findings revealed that while the union members were meeting, the Rector, Mr Oluyinka Sogunro was in Alausa to see the Governor/Visitor to the school, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his intervention especially in paying the outstanding salaries of the striking staff based on CONTISS 15 arrangement.
But w could not ascertain wether he was able to have an audience with the Governor.
Members of ASUP, LASPOTECH Chapter had rose from its emergency congress of Thursday, 20th April, 2017 to embark 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, the strike is necessary due to the insensitive attitude 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.
Meanwhile, a member of the Union who spoke with THE IMPACT late in the night on Thursday said that they are still open to negotiation for quick intervention but such must resolve the issue that has been causing constant friction between the management and the unions.