The Polytechnic, Ibadan, comprising of Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP) have embarked on indefinite strike. After a joint congress held on Monday, the unions announced the strike actions which they said was embarked on to press for the implementation of the new national minimum wage introduced by the Federal Government in 2019.
The activities of the institution which was scheduled to resume on Monday for the first semester examinations of the 2019/2020 academic session has however been disrupted by the protest of the unions.
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Mr Biodun Abegunde, the SSANIP Chairman, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, told journalists that the unions were forced to embark on industrial action because the matter was beyond the school’s management and needs to be addressed urgently.
Abegunde had said the unions were demanding for the implementation of the new minimum wage and the removal of a consultant in charge of the school finances to give room to financial autonomy for the institution.