The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body of permanent staff of National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission has resolved to begin industrial action accompanied with picketing of the federal parliament on Monday.
The workers are protesting against non-payment of a backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances, among others.
The National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission chapters of PASAPASAN held a joint congress in Abuja on Thursday where it was resolved that the workers should down tools, about one week before the lawmakers are to return from recess.
The lawmakers of the Senate and the House of Representatives had embarked on Christmas and New Year break. Plenary is scheduled to resume on January 18, 2022.
However, in a letter released by PASAN after the congress, the workers accused the management headed by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Amos, of failing to implement the agreements earlier signed with them in a Memorandum of Understanding.
The letter, which was addressed to the Clerk and dated January 6, 2022, was titled ‘Resolutions of the Joint Congress of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (National Assembly Service Commission/ National Assembly) Chapters Held on 6th January 2022.’
It was signed by Chairman, NASS Chapter, Sunday Sabiyi; and Vice-Chairman, NASC, M. A. Liman.