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Ogun assembly staff begins 3-day warning strike, locks entrance gate

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Ogun state chapter has began a warning strike, shutting the assembly gate and demanding that the state government immediately implement the Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS).

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday outside the assembly’s entrance gate, Ayotunde Ojediran, the PASAN chairman, noted that the workers needed to express their dissatisfaction with the current administration.

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In response to the state government’s refusal to accept their requests, Ojediran stated that the union has initiated a three-day warning strike.

He added that applying the CONLESS to state assembly and House of Assembly Service Commission employees would place them on the same level as the State Judiciary, which benefits from the Consolidated Judicial Salary Structure (CONJESS).

According to the state PASAN chairman, the government was yet to comply with Sections 10(2), 13 and 14 of the State Assembly Service Commission Law, 2018, as well as the Statutory Offices (State Emoluments) Amendment Law, 2018.

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He stated that noncompliance has resulted in the nonpayment of due salary and allowances to the assembly’s three most senior officers since their appointments.

” The union had earlier written a letter to the state government stating all the demands and we issued a 21-day ultimatum to meet the demands but nothing was done till the ultimatum lasted.

” We are presently in negotiation with the state government but as we speak we are yet to reach any meaningful agreement. If there is no positive response coming from the state government, we will call for an indefinite strike immediately,” he stressed .

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Efforts to reach the assembly’s management at the time of filling this report proved abortive.

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