No Work, No Pay For Striking Members Of ASUP
The Nigeria government insists on ‘no work, no pay’ for striking members of the academic staff union of polytechnics, ASUP.
According to a statement signed by the labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige, the provisions of section 43 of the trade disputes act, cap, t8, laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004, will apply, notwithstanding other circumstances in any section of the act.
The minister appealed to the workers to consider the position of government in a meeting on Monday it held with officials of the ministry of education and call off the strike in the interest of students and the nation.
Meanwhile, some institutions like the federal polytechnic Kaduna are not complying with the strike.
ASUP began a five-day warning strike on Monday to push for the implementation of the 2009 agreement reached with the federal government.