The Polytechnic Ibadan Workers which comprise of Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP) have embarked on indefinite strike.
The unions announced the industrial action after a joint congress held on Monday. They started an indefinite strike to press for the implementation of the new national minimum wage introduced by the Federal Government in 2019.
The academic activities of the institution after the Christmas break was scheduled to resume on Monday with the start of first semester examinations for the 2019/2020 session but was disrupted by the protest by the unions.
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.