Workers in Ogun Assembly under the aegis of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have declared indefinite strike action beginning from Thursday over state government’s failure to respond to its demands.
Arising from its emergency congress on Wednesday, the union declared a “total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike action.”
This was contained in a communique jointly signed by Ayotunde Ojediran and David Adedigba, the Chairman and Secretary respectively.
According to the communique, the industrial action is to press home its demand for an immediate implementation of the Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS) for the assembly workers.
It demanded full compliance with the provisions of the Ogun State House of Assembly Service Commission Law, 2018 and Statutory Office (State Emolument) Amendment 2018.
The communique added that government was also yet to comply with the provision of the State Assembly Service Commission Law, 2018 regarding the emoluments of principal officers.
It stated that the non-compliance had resulted into the non-payment of due salaries and allowances to some staff in the assembly since their respective dates of appointment.
It noted that the union’s agitation remained 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 failure of the state government to adequately address the two demands of our members by close of work on Wednesday has resulted in the union embarking on indefinite strike action commencing on Thursday,” it stated.
The aggrieved workers had earlier embarked on three days warning strike last Thursday , Friday and Monday but the government failed to address its demands.