FEDPOLY OKO LECTURERS VOW NOT TO CALL OFF STRIKE
By Florence Ifeyinwa Oduah
Oko, Feb. 13, 2018 --The hopes of students of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, that the strike embarked on by Academic Staff of the institution would be called off by Feb.12, had been dashed.
At the end of the meeting by the Academic Union in the polytechnic, the Congress insisted on continuation of the ongoing strike in spite of the fact that many of their demands had been met.
The union had, among other things, demanded for payment of promotion arrears of its members, reinstatement of Mr Cyprain Nwammuo, whose appointment was terminated by the institution and the opening of the exit gate of the main gate.
The entry gate had been serving as both entry and exit for some time now.
However, it was observed that the exit gate had been re-opened by the management of the institution and now in use as demanded by the union.
The Federal Government had offset the promotion arrears as demanded by ASUP.
But, some workers complained that they were underpaid, while some others claimed that they were erroneously excluded from receiving their entitlements.
And that Nwammuo's reinstatement was already under consideration based on information available to the Union.
However, while the congress was in session, the students staged peaceful protest on campus to register their displeasure at the academic union for continuing their industrial action.