The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Tuesday engaged the leaders of the striking workers of the institution in a marathon peace meeting that lasted about two and a half hours hoping for an early resolution of the strike action.
The meeting presided over by Professor Kunle Akinyemi, The Chairman of the Governing Council at the Board of Studies Chamber was attended by three other members of the Council and members of The Management which included the Rector, Professor Kazeem Adekunle ADEBIYI, and the Registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale.
In a statement made available to Newsmen, the unions reiterated their demands while the Chairman of the Governing Council pleaded for time and understanding in the management and resolution of the issues at stake.
The meeting was said to have been attended by the representatives of the Senior Staff, the Non- Academic Staff and the Academic Staff.
The Chairman appealed to the workers in the first instance to allow the students to complete the on-going first semester examination and also unlock the gates leading to the Institution for easy accessibility by The Public and other stakeholders having transactions within The Institution.
The Unions showed understanding and cooperation with the intentions of early resolution of the crisis.
The workers commenced an industrial action on Monday, 11th January, 2021which has disrupted all activities including the on-going first semester examination over the issue of payment of minimum wage by the Institution.