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ASUP strike: NLC condemns Education Minister

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The Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC) wants the federal government to take urgent steps to end the lingering strike by staff of the nation’s polytechnics and colleges of education.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic   have been on strike since  October 2014 while their counterparts who are members of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) have been on strike since December 2013.

In a statement signed by NLC president, Abdulwaheed Omar, the NLC said  “The recent breakdown of talks between the Minister of Education and the leadership of ASUP over the full implementation of the 2009 Agreement it signed with the Federal Government, is at best irresponsible on the part of the Minister who took a hardline positions and refused to move any inch in the negotiations to allow for mutual consensus”.

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