UNPAID ALLOWANCES: NASS workers threaten indefinite strike

UNPAID ALLOWANCES: NASS workers threaten indefinite strike

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the National Assembly management does not meet its demands.

The workers picketed the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from entering both chambers of the parliament.

They are aggrieved over the non-payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances.

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Speaking with journalists on Friday, Musa Bature, chairman of PASAN, said the earlier demonstration was a prelude to an indefinite strike action billed to commence on December 18.

Bature said the workers put it hold on because of the intervention of the National Assembly leadership.

“We thank the political leadership of national assembly for their intervention,” he said.

”The leadership of the national body of PASAN as well as zonal leadership and members of the two chapters that make up FCT zone, namely National Assembly Service Commission and Public Complaint Commission, will not relent in our effort.

”We hereby reiterate that the proposed indefinite industrial action that will ground all legislative activities of national assembly will commence as earlier scheduled if the demands are not met as promised.”

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