National Assembly workers under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, have announced the suspension of their strike action.
Naija News recalls that the parliamentary staff had embarked on the industrial action to press further their demands and protest the delay in fully implementing their revised service condition.
However, the PASAN Chairman, Sunday Sabiyi who spoke with journalists today at the entrance of the National Assembly said they agreed to suspend the strike following some agreements reached with the leadership of the Senate.
PASAN, however, threatened to resume protest and another indefinite strike should the senate again fail to implement their demands by the end of July as agreed in their meeting.
Naija News understands that the strike suspension was coming days after Senate President, Ahmed Lawan held a closed-door meeting with executives of the PASAN.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to sanction universities that have failed to comply with its decision to remain on strike while negotiations with the Federal Government continue.
Naija News reports that ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke said this on Monday in Abuja while addressing journalists. Recall that the striking lecturers’ demands include funding of the revitalisation of public universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution and promotion arrears.
Others are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.
However, amid the lingering strike some members of the varsity association are understood to have pulled out to resume their academic activities.