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We Are Actively Working, Not on Strike – The Polytechnic Ibadan Workforce

The Non-Academic Staff Union and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnic, the Polytechnic Ibadan chapters debunked rumours that the institution’s workers are on strike, saying the report is untrue.

They said this in a statement published for the media following the conclusion of an emergency meeting on Monday, stated that all workers of the institution are working without interruption at their different offices.

The workers reported that the state government recently approved minimum wage adjustment for the institution’s worker force.

They also added that in response to their protest, the Platinum Consultant recently opened up a discussion with the polytechnic management to sort of the problems on the institution’s basic needs.

The statement jointly signed on Monday and made available to journalists by SSANIP Chairman, Biodun Abegunde; NASU Chairman, Ibraheem Akande; and T. M. Oyebola, representative of Academics, read that the workers had reached an amicable resolution with the state government.

“We use this avenue to inform the good people of Oyo State that The Polytechnic, Ibadan is not on strike as being insinuated by some people in some quarters previously.
“We implore other institutions in Oyo State to take a cue from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, by taking a rational approach in solving issues.

“Arising from an emergency meeting of the Union leaders in The Polytechnic Ibadan held on Monday, 3rd May 2021 and having reviewed our activities in the last three months, we consider it necessary to write on behalf of the entire staff of The Polytechnic Ibadan to appreciate the Oyo State Government, Commissioner for Education, Special Adviser on Labour Matters, the Governing Council, the Rector and the entire members of the management, The Polytechnic, Ibadan and more importantly, the Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, for acceding to some of our demands.

“On behalf of the entire staff, we say we are grateful for the degree of liberty given to our Governing Council to resolve some of our lingering issues internally,” it read.

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