Labour Cuts Water Supply To Senate, House Of Reps

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have shut down the National Assembly in compliance with the indefinite strike declared by the organized labor., pub-3822032484198406, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Our correspondent who visited the National Assembly reported that the entrance and exit gates were blocked with two coastal buses by PASAN members.

The organized labor, comprising the NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC), had insisted that the indefinite strike would commence today as planned. This is due to the federal government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage above the current N60,000.

Labor is demanding a new minimum wage of N494,000, which was discussed during a 3-hour meeting last night between labor leaders, the National Assembly leadership, and top officials of the Executive branch. However, no compromise was reached on a new minimum wage by the tripartite committee set up by the federal government.

As a result of the strike, electricity and water supply to the two buildings housing the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as other facilities in the National Assembly complex, have been shut down by the union.

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