by ABIODUN NEJO
The authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, and the workers’ unions yesterday disagreed over the call by the latter for the removal of the institution’s rector, Dr. Theresa Akande.
The unions alleged that the rector had not been providing the needed leadership and depriving workers of their dues.
The unions – Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, SSANIP, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, made the call while declaring an indefinite strike over nonpayment of their CONTISS 15, approved by the Federal Government for federal polytechnics since October 2, 2013.
Besides, the unions also alleged that rather than being migrated to the next level, some of them had been demoted and had their salaries cut illegally.