MAPOLY workers protest over non-payment of salaries
By our Reporter
Members of Non-Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Wednesday staged a protest over non-payment of their three months salary, among others.
The protesting workers were armed with placards with inscriptions ranging from ‘Enough of suffering and smiling’, ‘Implementation of minimum wage’ and ‘Pay our pension deduction’, asked the government to come to their rescue.
The workers who walked around the school premises, went to the administrative block and later blocked the entrance to the school.
They appealed to the State government to take over the running of the school, following the failure of the management of the school to meet up with its mandate.
The Chairman of SSANIP, MAPOLY chapter, Dada Olalekan was quoted saying that the workers had no future working with MAPOLY due to the manner with which the school was being administered.
Olalekan advised the state government to borrow a leaf from the Oyo, Lagos and Osun state governments by taking over the account of the school and pay directly from the government.
Olalekan said, “The reason we are here is to demand for our entitlements.
“The management of MAPOLY is owing us three months salary from October 2022. All other institutions and government agencies are collecting minimum wage, MAPOLY has refused to implement the minimum wage. The management is owing us 55 months pension arrears.
“As I speak, nobody has a pension future here. If anybody retires tomorrow, there’s no future or pension for that person.