Lecturers of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun state have embarked on five days warning strike.
The lecturers under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) said the warning strike is to further press home their demands of payment of staff outstanding salaries since May, 2022.
This is barely 72 hours after the Ogun state government appointed a substantive Rector for the over 40years institution.
ASUP disclosed this on Monday in a communique jointly signed by its Chairman, Babatunde Osifalujo and General Secretary, Tomisi Adegunle.
The union said the state government only resolved one item of the undertakings made to the Union at the expiration of of the timeline of August 5, 2022.
The communique further reads: “The Union revisited its deliberations in suspending its planned industrial action earlier scheduled to commence at midnight of Tuesday, 19th July 2022 relying on the agreement reached at the tripartite meeting of 18th July, 2022.The resolutions of the Union as contained in the communiqué dated 19th July, 2022 were reappraised.
“The response of the Ogun State Government to resolve only an item of the entire undertakings freely made to the Union at the expiration of the timeline of 5th August, 2022. The inability of the Management of the Polytechnic to put in place strategic plans to solve some internal challenges as mandated by the Honourable Commissioner of Education, Science and technology due to its precarious situation and financial incapability.
“The challenges posed to welfare of members due to non-payment of staff salaries which had ceased to be paid since May 2022. Consequently, the meeting resolved that in view of lack of financial capability of the Management of MAPOLY and the inability of the Ogun State Government to fulfil their promises on the domestication of the Polytechnic Act (2019) and the constitution of Governing Council, the Union hereby issue an immediate five (5) days warning strike for the Government and Management to accomplish its promises.”