Bauchi Poly down-tool, joins nationwide ASUP warning strike
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Members of the Bauchi State Government owned Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have resolved to join the 2-weeks warning strike as declared by the national office of the Union to press home their demands.
This was contained in a press statement jointly signed and issued to newsmen in Bauchi Wednesday, by the ATAP Chapter Chairman and General Secretary of the union, Comrade Dahiru Musa Abdullahi and Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar respectively.
The press statement contained that the decision to join the warning strike was informed by a circular issued by the National Executive council of the union on the 11th May, 2022.
“It is a well-known fact that the National Executive Council (NEC) of our great union is with mixed feelings on Wednesday 11/5/2022 decided to embark on a two weeks definite strike from 16 to 30 May 2022”, the union stated.
“In line with this decision, the ATAP, Bauchi Chapter of the union is shutting down all its academic activities completely for the said period under review”, the press release declared.
The union while pleading for understanding from parents and the students, noted that the decision was not taken for personal interest.
The statement urged parents/guardians, students and members of the general public to exercise patience as the union sympathizes with their situation, pointed out that the strike action remain the only option left for the union.
The union also urged the students to continue studying their books at home before the said period.
It can be recall that workers under the banner ofJoint Action Committee (JAC) of the Academic and Non Academic Staff Unions of Bauchi State Tertiary Institutions had recently decried the non implementation of promotions, yearly increments, among others.
The Chairman of the JAC, Abdulkadir Mohammed had in a press statement, said there are a lot of issues that have been bedeviling his members in the Tertiary Institutions.
He had also described the situation as very unfortunate, noting that for so long, they have not been enjoying some of their entitlements such as Promotion implementation, yearly increment, and consequential adjustment among others.