The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions has embarked on an indefinite strike over non-payment of five months salary arrears.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the action followed a letter dated August 23 and signed by JUPTI Chairman and Secretary, Paul Dakogol and Ayum Solomon respectively.
The union, in the letter, gave government a 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 which promised to pay the backlog of salaries before the end of 2016, but failed to do so.
NAN correspondent who visited the Jos campus of the Plateau State Polytechnic, reports that students were denied access into the school premises as the main entrance was under lock and key.
Luka Panpe, Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, 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.
Panpe said the union had reached an agreement with government which promised to clear the salary arrears before the end of 2017.
He said: “Our five months salaries was withheld because of the no work, no pay policy introduced by the previous administration.
“We took government to court in search of justice.