The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP says it will embark on an indefinite strike with effect from November 13TH, unless the Federal Government pays its 2016 shortfalls and all outstanding arrears.
The National President of the Union, Usman Dutse gave the strike notice while briefing newsmen on the outcome of ASUP National Executive Council Emergency meeting in Abuja.
He said the union would sustain the strike until the demands of the union are met or an implementable memorandum of action was agreed on.
Dutse said the union had engaged government on the poor state of the polytechnics, adding that government had set up a committee that produced a report but nothing was done about it.
He added that in 2014, 6.5 billion naira was earmarked to resuscitate the poor state of polytechnics but it was reviewed to N8 billion because of the prevailing economic realities.