The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics says it will not call off its strike until the government resolves all its demands.

The Zone B Coordinator of the union, Abdullahi Yalwa, yesterday said the union had done its best to get the needed attention of the government to resolve the issues.

The union has been on strike since December 12, 2018.

Yalwa said the union had also written series of memoranda and held consultative meetings with the government, but all were unsuccessful.

He listed the union’s demands as including non-implementation of the NEED ASSESSMENT report, shortfalls in personnel cost releases and withdrawal of allowances, unhealthy conditions of state-owned institutions and non release of CONTISS 15 migration arrears, among others.

“It is unfortunate that we had to resort to this last and only option and I assure the general public that we will remain resolute in the pursuance of these demands, so that we can salvage the sector from further deterioration. It is our hope that government will resolve this impasse as soon as possible and save this sector from total collapse. As we progress on this strike action, we assure all our members that we will continue to protect their rights,” he said.

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