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MAPOLY lecturers suspend work-to-rule

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Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta

Academic Staff members of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, has suspended its work-to-rule action embarked on over four weeks ago with the resolve to begin academic activities on Monday.

The decision to suspend the industrial action was taken at union congress held last Friday, at the secretariat of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics of the institution, in Abeokuta.

The ASUP chairman, Comrade Kola Abiola, while addressing members of the press said the Union took the decision as a mark of honour to the newly appointed acting rector, Mr Ayodeji Tella, who met with them and made several promises to resolve some of the issues that made them embark on the industrial action.

The union leader said the state government had failed to attend to all letters and correspondences on the fate of its members in relation to the transformation of the institution to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MASUTECH).

He vowed that the union would not hesitate to resume the suspended industrial action if the state government failed to meet up with some of the issues that made them shift ground.

Abiola said, “We have seen the need to shift ground to enable them to agree to some of the things. When it is two weeks and these things are not met, Congress will decide the next line of action.

“Our decisions were not borne out of intimidation. At the end of the two weeks, if these conditions are not met, then the union would have no choice but to declare an industrial dispute with the management of MAPOLY.”

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