Strike Looms In MAPOLY As Lecturers Issue Fresh Ultimatum To Ogun Govt Over Demands - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, August 8, 2022

Strike Looms In MAPOLY As Lecturers Issue Fresh Ultimatum To Ogun Govt Over Demands

Strike is looming at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic,Ojere, Abeokuta, following a fresh five-day ultimatum issued by the academic staff of the Institution to the Ogun State  Government and the management of the school  over the alleged failure to  implement most of the agreements reached with the union before the suspension of the initial industrial action earlier slated for 19th  of July 2022

Chairman of the Institution's branch of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Comrade Babatunde Osifalujo  issued the fresh ultimatum  in a communique he jointly signed with other top officials of the union on Monday after an emergency Congress of the Union  held on the main Campus of MAPOLY of which a copy was available to Edu-biznews

ASUP listed some of its demands to include the immediate domestication of the Polytechnic Acts (2019) as applicable in  other polytechnics in the country, payment of salaries of workers last paid in May,2022, reconstitution of the Governing Council for the Institution, regular funding of MAPOLY by government to meet its financial obligations amongst others 

The union however noted that only one of the demands which was the appointment of Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as Substantive Rector for MAPOLY was implemented 

ASUP restated its commitment to high  standard of education in the state

The resolution of the union's congress reads in part:  "The emergency Congress of our Union held today Monday, August 8, 2022 considered the response and compliance to the resolutions reached at the tripartite meeting held with the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (Mapoly), Abeokuta and the Unions on 18th July 2022 in response to persistent issues contiguous with the welfare of our Union members and the sustenance of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in consonant with communiqué of ASUP Congress dated 19th July 2022 where these issues were first deliberated and resolved on an 8-points resolutions 
that were sent to your office by the Union".

Thus, the Congress observed and deliberated on the following, that:The Union revisited its deliberations in suspending its planned industrial action earlier scheduled to commence at midnight of Tuesday, 19th July 2022 relying on the agreement reached at the tripartite meeting of 18th July, 2022.

"The resolutions of the Union as contained in the communiqué dated 19th July, 2022 were reappraised".

"The response of the Ogun State Government to resolve only an item of the entire undertakings freely made to the Union at the expiration of the timeline of 5th August, 2022".

"The inability of the Management of the Polytechnic to put in place strategic plans to solve some internal challenges as mandated by the Honourable Commissioner of Education, Science and technology due to its precarious situation and financial incapability".

"The challenges posed to welfare of members due to non-payment of staff salaries which had ceased to be paid since May 2022."

"Consequently, the meeting resolved that in view of lack of financial capability of the Management of Mapoly and the inability of the Ogun State Government  to fulfil their promises on the domestication of the Polytechnic Act (2019) and the constitution of Governing Council, the Union hereby issue an immediate five (5) days warning strike for the Government and Management to accomplish its promises". 

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