Members of the House of Representatives have shifted their resumption date by seven days as Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) have commenced an indefinite strike.
TheNewsGuru com, (TNG) reports the members who embarked on a recess to partake in their various political parties conventions had no choice to extend the recess as parliamentary workers seal the Complex on Monday morning.
The Union is pressing home their demands for the full payment of outstanding 24 months of National Minimum Wage and other Conditions of Service (2018).
Executive Committee members of PASAN mounted surveillance at the entrance of the National Assembly complex and chanted solidarity songs: ‘Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever for the Union makes us strong.
As of the time of filing this report, all business activities including banks and offices of the Senators and members of the House of Representatives have been shut down, as staff were prevented from entering the complex.
It could be recalled that the strike is over the failure of the National Assembly Management to implement the subsisting memorandum of understanding (MoU) jointly signed by NASC, NASS management and PASAN on April 13, 2021, for payment of all arrears for staff.
According to PASAN, highlight of the items in the MoU include but not limited to 24 months arrears of Minimum Wage/Consequential Adjustment out of which Management paid only 16 months, leaving a balance of 8 months 13 days.
“Full implementation of the Conditions of Service as entered to in the MoU signed in April 2021. To which implementation had started but stopped”.
Recall that the scheduled resumption of the House of Representatives on June 7, has been extended by 7 days.