NASS shut down as staff protest non-payment of entitlements

Photo: Speaker, House Representatives received requests the staff from their leader. 

By Haruna

National Assembly has been shut down as Parliamentary Staff Association, PASAN and National Assembly Legislative Forum, NASLAF protest non-payment their entitlements.

Before Tuesday’s protest PASAN presented to the Clerk to National Assembly, CNA a position paper dated 25 February, 2021 in which a 21-Day ultimatum was issued and a follow-up letter dated 18th March, 2021 wherein the union issued a further 14 Day ultimatum for the immediate implementation/payment : “national minimum wage/22 months arrears, rent subsidy @ 40% consolidated annual salary, 15% additional conpecullar allowance to make 40% and 50% balance consolidated salary structure (CONLESS).

Other demands of PASAN are “hazard allowance @ 5% of consolidated monthly salary, gratuity for every retiring staff and ll pending promotion arrears”. 
Furthermore, PASAN said the Executive Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission in response to the Union’s position paper as captured above wrote to the Clerk’s office “requesting for an urgent meeting between the National Assembly Service Commission, the of National Assembly and the NASC/NASS Chapters of Parliamentary Staff Association of , PASAN to discuss all the issues raised in the position paper”.

The union regretted that “four weeks after receipt of the letter from the Executive Chairman of the Commission, you (Clerk) are yet to comply with the directive”. 

Thereafter, there Clerk, Amos Ojo offered to pay   and hazard allowance According to him “in furtherance of ’s commitment and its quest to continuously improve staff welfare, | wish to notify all staff of the payment of  and hazard benefits”.