Strike hits Polytechnic Ibadan
Academic and non-activities have been grounded to a halt following an indefinite strike embarked upon by the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), of the Ibadan polytechnic over unpaid five months’ salary arrears.
NASU had embarked on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday, August, 2015, to press home a demand for their five months’ areas of salary.
Leadership newspaper reported that all activities were grounded as the lecture halls were shut from the students. Though, the teachers were available to teach the students, the halls had been put under lock and key by the striking staff. Also, commercial activities were affected as only few traders were seen displaying their goods.
Some of the students who supported the strike, called on the school authority to pay the non- academic staff their salary arrears.
As early as 8.00 am, the entrance to the school was blocked by the protesting staff of the institution.
Speaking with newsmen, the chairman and secretary of the Non- Academic Staff Union, Polytechnic of Ibadan chapter, said the union resorted to the indefinite strike to show its displeasure with the five months’ salary areas being owed the workers.
This story first appeared on Leadership Newspapers