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Polytechnic Workers Begin Strike, Shut Down Schools




The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has proceeded on an indefinite strike.

President of the Union, Anderson Ezeibe, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, May 6.

Ezeibe said members of the union would down tools and keep polytechnics closed until their demands are met.

Recall that the union had warned last Friday that it would go on strike on April 6 if the Nigerian government failed to meet its demands.

Rising from its National Executive Council meeting in Katsina State, the union, in a communique, accused the government of failing to fulfill its side of the agreement made with the workers some years back.

Ezeibe said the Nigerian government had also not paid 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage owed his members in federal polytechnics.

He also said some state governments had yet to implement the new wage for his members. He gave other reasons for the proposed strike to include demand for implementation of the contents of the NEEDS Assessment Report of 2014 in public polytechnics and like institutions.

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