Aggrieved lecturers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta chapter, Ogun state has declared an indefinite work-to-rule industrial action over the unpaid four-month salary of the institution and alleged neglect by the Ogun State Government
The Zone “C” coordinator of the Union, Olawale Omoobaorun, disclosed this during a brief conference held at the school’s ASUP secretariat, in Abeokuta on Monday.
It was learnt that the lecturers made the decision at the last congress of the union where they all expressed their displeasure over the unpaid salaries between June and September 2018 and 67 per cent of ten months salary arrears.
“It is high time we informed the general public and stakeholders about our union’s decision and the state of the 38-year-old polytechnic. As we speak, the state government is yet to pay us a dime in the last four months. Also, it is owing us 67 per cent of 10 months salaries and N72 million part-time claim, among others,” the ASUP coordinator said.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of education, Modupe Mujota, did not answer the calls nor reply text messages sent to her by the lecturers on the matter.
He further alleged that they still could not tell the real status of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, as they had written a letter to the National Board of Technical Education, through the body of the union, to clarify the issue without getting a reply from the board.
The lecturers, however, vowed to continue the work-to-rule action till their demands were met.