The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is set to commence a two weeks warning strike.
ASUP will join their University counterparts ASUU in expressing their displeasure with the government.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics reached this decision during its emergency National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
A statement signed by the ASUP National president Anderson Ezeibe, titled, “Non-release of arrears of the new minimum wage” stated that the 2-week industrial action will take effect from Monday, 16th of May 2022, as the Government is yet to meet the union’s demands.
ASUP has on the 10th of June 2021 signed a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the government that contains a resolution to the dispute.
The statement partly read, “The owed 10 months arrears for the Polytechnics is yet to be released. The composite amount covering all Federal Tertiary Institutions to the approximate figure of N19Bn currently exists as an AIE in the Accountant Generals Office.
“We are deploying this medium to equally appeal to members of the public to prevail on the government to do the needful within the two weeks, so as to avoid an indefinite shutdown of the sector.”