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NASS Shut Down As PASAN Begins Indefinite Strike

 

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The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, has again embarked on an indefinite strike.

The parliamentary staff embarked on the industrial action to protest further delay in the full implementation of their revised condition of service, Naija News reports.

PASAN had about a year ago, suspended its indefinite strike to allow the implementation of the Memorandum of Action.

The Parliamentary staff had in May 2020 written to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, appealing to them to wade into a brewing crisis occasioned by an alleged plot to stop the implementation of the revised condition of service for members.

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However, the lawmakers despite another chance given them to do the needful reportedly failed to implement the service conditions.

A member of PASAN EXCO who hinted about their ordeal in a conversation with the Daily Post, said members of the group have decided to shut down activities of the National Assembly until their needs are met.

“The two chapters, National Assembly Commission and the National Assembly chapter have unanimously agreed that we will are going on an indefinite strike because we have a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU that was signed but the management has refused to implement the agreement.

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“The MoU was signed on March 21, 2020, but to date, nothing has been implemented,” said the PASAN member who spoke anonymously with newsmen.

He added: “There was an act on consequential adjustment on minimum wage, the Federal Government has released fund for that but till date, the National Assembly Service is being owed the arrears of that minimum wage”.

Naija News learnt from reports that the National Assembly Commission, Utako facility was under lock and key and officials were sighted wandering within the area as at the reporting time.

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