Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has declared a seven-day warning strike nationwide beginning from Monday.
In a communiqué at the end of its emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the union warned that the strike might snowball into full blown industrial action if the Federal Government fails to address its grievances.
In the communiqué, which was signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Clement Chirman, and obtained by our correspondent in Jos, Plateau State, on Thursday, ASUP said it had unresolved issues with the government which must be addressed.
It listed the grievances as the non-constitution of governing councils for Polytechnics, Monotechnics, and Colleges of Technology; non-release of the White Paper of the visitation panels to federal polytechnics; and non-commencement of the NEED Assessments of the polytechnics.
Others are what the union described as the worrisome state of state-owned polytechnics, monotechnics, and colleges of technology; the continued appointment of unqualified persons as rectors and provosts by some state governments; and the failure of most states to implement the approved salary package and 65-year retirement age for its members.