BY NWABUEZE OKONKWO
ONITSHA — The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, in polytechnics has insisted that unless the Federal Government met its six-point demands, normalcy would never be restored in system nationwide, particularly as it concerned the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP strike.
NASU and ASUP had embarked on an indefinite strike for the past three months now, since November 4, 2013.
But in a two-page statement issued, yesterday, at the end of their one-day crucial meeting at the main campus of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, NASU maintained that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education should ensure the liquidation of the arrears of the CONTISS 15 Migration to NASU members which had had an accrued arrears from January 2009 till date.
In the statement jointly signed by Chief Ikechukwu Ezenwankwo and Mr. Godfrey Nwankwo, chairman and secretary respectively, NASU also urged the government to ensure that there was adequate budgetary provision in the 2014 budget for the continued implementation of the CONTISS 15 Migration to its members.
According to the statement, the current implementation of CONTISS 15 through the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of polytechnics is no longer acceptable by the union.