Polytechnic workers suspend seven months strike
The Nasarawa State Polytechnic chapter of Non Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP), on Wednesday suspended its seven months-old-strike.
Chairman of the union, David Ayitono-Goshi announced the suspension in Lafia while briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting they had with the management of the polytechnic.
Ayitono-Goshi said that the suspension followed the intervention of respected personalities who pledged to pursue the union’s grievances to the appropriate authorities.
“We have been on strike for seven months now, but when the new members of the governing council came on board, they requested that we should appeal to the national headquarters of the union to suspend the strike.
“They also assured that they will continue with the negotiation from where it stopped,” he said.
The chairman said that the suspension was “conditional”, as the union would resume its strike if the state government fails to address the issues within six months.
He directed all members of the union to resume work immediately.
Some members have complied with the directive, as they were seen in their places of work.