Bayelsa Federal Polytechnic, Workers Begin Strike Today



Workers at the Federal Polytechnic, Ekeowe in Bayelsa State, said they would embark on warning strike today over outstanding promotions.

The unions comprising Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,(ASUP) Senior Staff Association in Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANP) Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) lamented that staff promotions have been withheld since 2013.

Chairman of ASUP at Ekeowe Polytechnic, Mr Afolabi Taiwo, said in Yenagoa yesterday that the unions decided to issue the strike notice at the end of an emergency meeting on Tuesday.

He noted that the refusal of the governing council of the polytechnic to approve the backlog of promotion has dampened staff morale.

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The communique signed by representatives of the three unions lamented that the polytechnic was yet to commence academic activities five weeks after the suspension of ASUP nationwide strike.
The communiqué was signed by Mr Afolabi Taiwo, Chairman of ASUP, Mr Endurance Keyamo, Chairman, SSANIP and Mr Nelson Ebimie, Chairman, NASU among others.


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