HomeFeaturesParliamentary Workers In Anambra Halt Indefinite Strike

Parliamentary Workers In Anambra Halt Indefinite Strike

Listen to article

The Anambra State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), has disclosed that it has suspended the indefinite strike it embarked upon on the 28th of March.

Mr Abraham Okoye who is the Chairman of the association, told newsmen on Wednesday that the decision was reached after the government had set in measures to address their demands.

Okoye said that part of the measures was to address issues of unpaid peculiar allowances of staff of the state House Assembly.

“The executive of Anambra PASAN and south east zonal leadership of PASAN met with the leadership of the state Assembly, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Head of Service, and a team of permanent secretaries.

Read Also: Police Confirm Killing Of Ebonyi First Class Monarch

“The meetings resolved that the leadership of the Assembly commits to the payment of Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS) to the staff.

“A joint committee of the Executive and the Assembly was set to look into and advise the governor on the modalities for financial autonomy of Anambra state House of Assembly.

“Therefore, with the above developments, Anambra state PASAN is directed by its national body to suspended the indefinite strike for two months,” Okoye said.

According to Okoye, if nothing is done by the end of the two months timeline, PASAN will recommence the strike.

The Eastern Updates reports that the indefinite strike was due to non implementation of full legislative financial autonomy and non payment of the allowances that had been recurring in the state’s budget since 2019.

The association was also protesting non-constitution of the state Legislative Service Commission as provided by Anambra Legislative Service Commission Law, 2022.

The Eastern Updates

Most Popular

Recent Comments