The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared that it would begin an indefinite strike from December 12, 2018.

The polytechnic lecturers will join their university counterparts who downed tools on November 4.

The National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, in an interview, said the federal government has failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers.

ASUP had on October 2 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November.

Mr Dutse said the proposed strike would be “total and indefinite” because the government failed to implement agreements reached with the union as contained in the signed memorandum of understanding.

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The agreement particularly highlights the need for increased funding of polytechnics. 

ASUP went on strike in November 2017; but when the federal government reached an agreement to implement the recommendations of the 2014 NEEDS assessment, the strike was suspended after 15 days.

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