We are not on strike, Gov Makinde has approved minimum wage for us – Poly Ibadan staffs

Teaching and non-teaching staff members of the Polytechnic Ibadan have announced that academic activities in the institution is on.

The staff unions of the polytechnic, in a statement issued on Tuesday evening after rising from an emergency meeting on Monday, said all workers of the institution were working without interruption at their various duty posts.

The workers disclosed that the state government recently approved the adjustment of minimum wage to the workers in the polytechnic.

The statement read:

Arising from an emergency meeting of the Union Leaders in The Polytechnic Ibadan held on Monday , 3rd May,2021 and having reviewed our activities in the last three (3) months, we consider it necessary to write on behalf of the entire staff of The Polytechnic Ibadan to appreciate Oyo State Government , The Hon Commissioner for Education, Special Adviser on Labour matters, The Governing Council, The Rector, and the entire members of the Management The Polytechnic, Ibadan and more importantly ,The Governor of our noble State, His Excellency, Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde for acceding to some of our Demands.
On behalf of the entire Staff, we say we are grateful for the degree of liberty given to our Governing Council to resolve some of our lingering issues internally.
We also use this avenue to inform the good people of Oyo State that The Polytechnic,Ibadan is not on strike as being insinuated by some people in some quarters previously. In view of this, we implore other institutions in Oyo State to take a cue from The Polytechnic,Ibadan by taking rational approach in solving issues.

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