The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) in Ogun State House of Assembly has declared an indefinite strike with effect from June 1.
The industrial action followed the state government’s inability to implement Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS).
The union also asked the government to comply with the provisions of sections 10(2), 13, and 14 of the State Assembly Service Commission Law, 2018, and the Statutory Offices (State Emoluments) Amendment Law, 2018 as it affects “due salary and allowances to some of our members since their respective dates of appointment.”
Last Thursday, the aggrieved workers locked the assembly gate, as part of its three days warning strike.
The association said the demand would only place the assembly workers on the same pedestal with their counterparts in the State Judiciary who have been on the Consolidated Judicial Salary Structure (CONJESS) for about a decade.
The national body had given Governor Dapo Abiodun May 31 an ultimatum to meet the demands or risk an industrial crisis in the state.
Arising from its emergency congress on Wednesday, the union declared union a “total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike action.”
This was contained in a communique jointly signed by the Chairman, Ayotunde Ojediran and the Secretary, David Adedigba.
The union said the indefinite strike became imperative following the government’s failure to address its two demands.
“The Union’s agitation remains apolitical, contrary to insinuations from some myopic minds. It should be logically deduced that all the issues raised are clearly administrative demands outlined by provisions of assented laws and practices, which are equally obtainable in the legislatures of other states in the Federation.
“The Congress directed the State Executives and the Negotiation team to review the warning strike and immediately comply with the directives of the National Body to embark on an indefinite strike, as no worker-friendly resolution has been achieved in the past week(s) since the State Chapter conveyed its demands to the State Government
“The failure of the State Government to adequately address the two demands of our members by close of work on Wednesday 31″ of May, 2023 will result in the union embarking on a total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike action, commencing from the early hours of Thursday, 1st June, 2023,” it reads.