Members of the Non-Tutorial Employees Union and Senior Employees Affiliation of the Nigerian Polytechnic, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Wednesday staged a protest over the non-payment of their quarterly salaries, amongst others.
Armed with placards with varied inscriptions corresponding to ‘Sufficient toil and smiles’, ‘Introduction of minimal wage’ and ‘Pay us the pension deduction’, they requested the federal government to return to their help.
The employees who went across the college premises, went to the executive block and later blocked the doorway to the varsity.
They referred to as on the Ogun State Authorities to take over the administration of the varsity, following the failure of the varsity administration to satisfy its mandate.
The President of SSANIP, MAPOLY department, Dada Olalekan, mentioned the employees don’t have any future working with MAPOLY due to the best way the varsity is being managed.
Olalekan suggested the state authorities to borrow paper from Oyo, Lagos and Osun state governments by taking up the varsity account and paying instantly from the federal government.
Olalekan mentioned: “The explanation we’re right here is to demand our rights.
“MAPOLY administration owes us three months wage from October 2022. All different establishments and authorities companies cost minimal wage, MAPOLY refused to implement the minimal wage. The administration owes us 55 months of pension arrears.
“As I converse, no one right here has a retirement future. If somebody retires tomorrow, there is no such thing as a future or pension for that particular person.
“The final promotion that was accomplished in MAPOLY was in 2019; Promotions from 2020 to 2022 are nonetheless delayed, promotion has not been accomplished since 2019, colleagues in different establishments have overtaken us for promotion and appointment.
“Authorities ought to pay attention to MAPOLY and begin paying us like it’s accomplished in all different states like Oyo State.
“Oyo State has a number of greater establishments and so they pay all their salaries earlier than the twenty fifth of the month 100%.”
Corroborating his colleague, NASU President, MAPOLY department, Kolawole Sopade mentioned that MAPOLY is run as a personal establishment and their solely supply of earnings is tuition charges.
He mentioned: “This wage we’re speaking about now, if we gather it, there is no such thing as a assure that in three months we are going to get one other wage primarily based on the JAMB and NBTE quota they gave us.
“If we now enroll college students with the restricted quota they gave us and the restricted tuition they are going to pay, there might be no survival after March or April, so we name on the federal government to return to our help. ”
The Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic, Yemi Ajibola, couldn’t be reached on the time of submitting this report.