NASS work­ers threaten strike over un­paid al­lowances

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Na­tional As­sem­bly work­ers un­der the aus­pices of the Par­lia­men­tary Staff As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria on Fri­day threat­ened to em­bark on an in­def­i­nite strike if the man­age­ment of the leg­is­la­ture failed to meet their de­mands.

The Chair­man of PASAN, Musa Ba­ture, gave the warn­ing at a press brief­ing in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nige­ria re­ports that the ag­grieved work­ers had on De­cem­ber 4 pick­eted the as­sem­bly com­plex, ground­ing leg­isla­tive pro­ceed­ings in both houses for the day.

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives at its Thurs­day ple­nary asked the Minister of Fi­nance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, to ap­pear be­fore it to give ex­pla­na­tions as to why the PASAN’S funds cap­tured in the 2018 bud­get had not been re­leased.

Ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists, Ba­ture said that the pick­et­ing which started on Tues­day was to last till Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 as a pre­lude and warn­ing sig­nal to a pro­posed total strike billed to be­gin on De­cem­ber 18, but for the in­ter­ven­tion of NASS lead­er­ship.

He stressed that the planned in­dus­trial ac­tion would com­mence as ear­lier sched­uled if their de­mands were not met as promised. ”We thank the political lead­er­ship of the Na­tional As­sem­bly for their in­ter­ven­tion. ”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,” he said.

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