National Assembly Workers to Begin 4-day Warning Strike Monday

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) says it will on Monday embark on a four-day warning strike.

Bature Mohammed, chairman of the association, said the decision to embark on the strike was taken at an emergency congress held on Friday.

This comes after the workers on December 4 shut down activities at the national assembly, preventing lawmakers from sitting over salaries and overall welfare.

The strike was suspended after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, intervened, directing Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the assembly, to ensure that the workers’ demands were met.

“The leadership of the national assembly made it clear to the staff that the issues raised by them were previously unknown to the legislators and that even if they were known to the senate president and the speaker, the leadership could do little to address them because they fall under the purview of the NASS’s management,” Yusuph Olaniyonu, had said in a statement.

The staff are demanding to be paid outstanding salaries and allowances. They also want to be put on the consolidated legislative salary structure (CONLESS).

Mohammed directed all members of the association to stay away from their duty posts during the period, saying the warning strike is in a bid to press home the demands of the association.

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