Nigerian polytechnic workers to begin warning strike on January 4

Nigerian polytechnic workers to begin warning strike on January 4

- It appears Polytechnic staff are planning to embark on industrial action just like their colleagues in Nigerian universities

- While the ASUU strike persists, the Polytechnic union has announced they will embark on a 14-day warning strike from Monday, January 4, 2021

- According to the workers, this is as a result of the federal government's attitude towards its demands

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Following the continued closure of public universities across the country, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has announced plans to begin a warning strike.

Legit.ng gathered that the union made this known in a tweet via the Twitter account of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday, December 18.

The association revealed that members fixed Monday, January 4, 2021, to begin a 14-day warning strike over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) amongst other issues with the Nigerian government.

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Nigerian polytechnic workers to begin warning strike on January 4
The Nigerian polytechnics senior staff association has declared a 14-day strike. Photo credit: @HashTagCampus
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to claims that it has signed an agreement to suspend its ongoing strike.

The leadership of the educational body on Friday, December 11, said the strike has not been suspended neither has any agreement been signed with the federal government regarding such.

This was revealed by the chairman of the University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro.

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In a related development, the federal government has blamed ASUU for the continued closure of public universities.

Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and productivity in a statement on Thursday, December 17, said the government met all demands that made the union proceed on strike.

He said it was dishonest for the University of Jos chapter of ASUU to blame the government for the continued industrial union. The minister urged lecturers to return to work pending when the government makes arraignment for the settlement of their outstanding salaries.

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