The management of the Polytechnic Ibadan has appealed to workers of the institution to return to work and pave way for further negotiation.
This was made known in a release signed by the Registrar, Modupe Theresa Fawale on Monday and made available to Newsmen in Ibadan.
Recall that in the early hours of Monday, workers of the institution started indefinite strike over the full implementation of minimum wage by the state government.
The release read: “The Authorities of The Polytechnic,Ibadan (TPI) have appealed to the workers who commenced an indefinite action today to return to work and pave way for further negotiations.
“This strike action is premature and will inflict a lot of damages on the activities of the institution, most especially the on going first semester examination which had suffered series of postponement.
“The Management wishes to appeal to the striking workers to return to negotiation table with the government as the strike action would only put more strain on the activities of the institution.
“We want to appeal to the Unions to unlock all the gates leading to the institution as there are a lot of Stakeholders who will suffer from this action.
Many Stakeholders with intent to visit the institution for transactions will not be able to gain access into the institution while Staff that reside within the institution and their families will also suffer untold hardship.
“The health facilities, by this action will also not be available to the staff, most especially those that reside within the institution.
This strike action by all ramifications may be counterproductive and thus, further negotiations should be explored.”