Over the issue of non-payment of five months salary arrears, The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) has embarked on an indefinite strike.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the action followed a letter dated Aug. 23 and signed by JUPTI Chairman and Secretary, Mr Paul Dakogol and Ayum Solomon, respectively.
The union, in the letter, gave government seven-day ultimatum within which the arrears should be paid or face the consequences.
NAN also gathered that the union had reached an agreement with the government who promised to pay the backlog of salaries before the end of 2016, but failed to do so.
At the Jos campus of the Plateau State Polytechnic, students were denied access into the school premises as the main entrance was under lock and key.
Mr Luka Panpe, Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Plateau Polytechnic Chapter, and a member of JUPTI, told NAN that the strike became necessary owing to the failure of government to keep to its side of the bargain.