A labourer deserves his wages says the Bible.

The academic and non-academic staff of Ibarapa Polytechnic can no longer bear the pain of being deprived of their earnings.

The staff on Wednesday began an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries by the Oyo State Government.

The workers, under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics and Non-Academic Staff Union, said that apart from the non-payment of their salaries, they were also expressing their displeasure over poor welfare in school and non-accreditation of courses.

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Also, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, held congress on the same day where it was resolved that they would join the strike to ensure its effectiveness.

Before now, four other tertiary institutions owned by the state had been on strike.

They are Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate; Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki; and Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology.

SSANIP secretary, Joseph Titiloye, said the union resolved to go on strike at its last congress. 

He accused the school's management of using promotion criteria alien to the workers.

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