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FG meets striking judiciary workers, poly lecturers Thursday


Chris NgigeThe Ministry of Labour and Employment has invited the striking polytechnic lecturers, as well as the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria to a meeting on Thursday (today) as part of efforts to get the members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and JUSUN to call off their indefinite strike actions.

This will come after ASUP’s meeting with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja.

The spokesperson, ministry of labour and employment, Mr Charles Akpan, confirmed that the FG would meet with the ASUP and the JUSUN to address their grievances and get them to re-open the polytechnics and the courts, respectively.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige met with the judiciary workers on Monday where it was agreed that the parley would reconvene on Thursday.

The poly workers are demanding the implementation of the 2014 NEEDS Report, release of revitalisation fund to the sector, reconstitution of governing councils in federal polytechnics and state-owned institutions, among other things.

The JUSUN on the other hand are asking for financial autonomy for the judiciary and the implementation of Executive Order 10 signed by the President, Major-General Muhammdu Buhari (retd.).

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