By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
Asaba —ACADEMIC activities have been brought to a halt at the Delta State Polytechnics, Ozoro, Ogwashi-Uku and Oghara, following an indefinite strike by workers of the institution.
The workers, under the auspices Unions of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, SSANIP and Non Academic Staff Union, NASU, said their action was necessitated by the state government’s unwillingness to implement the new revised scheme of service for polytechnics and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
They listed other grouses they have against the state government to include non of implementation of migration of technologists, executive and technical officials, instructors and confidential secretaries and others who were not captured in the earlier migration as well as non implementation of promotion of staff from level 11 to 13.
Speaking on the development, Chairman of the joint unions, Mr Thomas Ojuye, advised the workers to remain steadfast and united in their quest to achieve their desired results.
Contacted, the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr. Jude Sinebe, appealed to the unions to suspend the strike and go back to work while government work on their demands.