The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP) of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, has joined its sister body, the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) as the members also embarked on an indefinite strike.
The SSANIP embarked on its own strike on Friday, October 21, over non-payment of their allowances.
SSANIP’S strike action came as a result of the expiration of an ultimatum the group issued to the institute’s management over payment of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP), the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports.
NASU, on Thursday, October 20, began its strike after a peaceful protest meant to enforce their demands.
The Chairman of SSANIP-LASPOTECH, Mr Awoyemi Abiodun, while addressing the protesters, said that the strike would be “total, comprehensive and indefinite’’.
Meanwhile, NAN reports that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), LASPOTECH chapter, has issued its own seven-day which will expire next week.
The academic and administrative activities of the Polytechnic have reportedly been paralysed with the different bodies embarking on strikes of their own.
However, the Deputy Registrar and Head of Information Unit of LASPOTECH, Mr Olanrewaju Kuye, while reacting to SSANIP’s protest and strike, told newsmen that the demands of the workers were not put into the 2016 budget but urged the workers to be patient, assuring them that their demands would be put into consideration in the 2017 budget.
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