Staff members of the National Assembly have made a new demand for a better welfare package with a four-day warning strike which began with a protest at the Assembly premises Monday morning.
The decision to renew their protest was taken on Friday, in a meeting called for under the platform of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), where the body issued a 4-day warning strike notice to commence on Monday, Dec. 17.
Mr Bature Mohammed, the Chairman of the association, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said this decision was reached in an emergency congress held on Dec. 14.
President Muhammadu Buhari is due to present the 2019 Appropriation bill to the joint National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19.
Mohammed said that the warning strike which would run till Dec. 20, was to press home the demands of the association.
The chairman advised that all members of the association should stay away from their duty posts during the period.
Members of PASAN had on Dec. 4 shut down operations at the National Assembly when they prevented lawmakers from sitting.
The grievances of PASAN include a new condition of service for members, promotion and payment of 28 per cent increment in salary captured as contained in the 2018 budget.
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