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Breaking: Protest rocks Ondo Poly over workers’ unpaid salaries

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics( SSANIP) of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, (RUGIPO), Chapters, this morning staged a protest, blocking the gate of the institution to press home their demands.

The workers carried different placards to express their displeasure over the unpaid salaries.

The staff are calling on the Ondo State government to pay all  outstanding salaries of their members running to over 10 months, also demanding the implementation of N35,000 wage award for the polytechnic’s staff.

Addressing newsmen, the SSANIP Chapter Chairman, Comrade Nafiu Okoro, said that irregularities of salary payment to the unions’ members had led to untimely deaths of some workers in the polytechnic.

Okoro explained that over 10 months salaries were being owed workers by the institution’s management.

“All non teaching staff comprising of NASU and SSANIP agreed that government should pay all our outstanding salaries running to over 10 months .

“And that N35,000 being paid to workers as palliatives in Ondo State should be extended to institutions.”

Further details shortly….

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