The Taraba State House of Assembly workers, under the umbrella of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have embarked on an indefinite strike over the non-payment of outfit allowances by the State Government.
The union disclosed this on Monday, in a statement signed by its State Chairman, Ibrahim Bala Yusuf and Secretary, Abdullahi Abubakar.
The statement read; “Sequel to the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum issued to the leadership of this Assembly on issues that borders on the outfit allowance of the staff of this Assembly, the leadership of this famous union has no option than to direct members of this union to stay away from work from Monday, the 7th day of November, 2022.”
PASAN said no member of staff will be allowed into the premises of the State House of Assembly.
The union noted that all its efforts to engage the State Government in a roundtable dialogue over their plights have been fruitless.
According to the statement PASAN vowed not to suspends its strike until all its demands are met.
It was reported that the union had previously issued a twenty-one day ultimatum as well as a seven-day ultimatum, before embarking on the strike.
With the strike declared, the State Government’s plan to present the 2023 budget this week will no longer be possible.