BUDGET 2019: NASS Staff Begin Warning Strike
It is another day of protest at the Nigerian Parliament.
Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) are pushing for the payment of their outstanding salaries and implementation of other entitlements.
The protesters on Monday held in Abuja with the staff barricading the entrance and stopping people from entering the complex.
PASAN had issued a statement that it would embark on a four-day warning strike.
Nearly two weeks ago, members of the union held a protest, demanding for the payment of their outstanding salaries while some blamed the leadership of the National Assembly for the delay in the payment of the outstanding sums.
They had on that day, blocked the entrance into the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives, disrupting legislative activities.
President Buhari has proposed to present his budget on Wednesday, but there are indications that the strike could affect the activity.
PASAN is pushing for a new condition of service for members, promotion, and payment of 28% increment in salary captured as contained in the 2018 budget.
The leadership of the National Assembly had asked that they should be patient, with the Clerk of the legislative arm of government, Mohammed Omolori, saying the delay was out of their control.
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