Plateau Assembly Workers Begin Strike Over Financial Autonomy As Assembly Clerk Wuyep Cautions Striking PASAN Against Violence, Urges Them To Be Peaceful
In furtherance of their recent letters of ultimatum on the non-implementation of the Financial Autonomy Act and Presidential Order 10.2020, the Plateau State House of Assembly Workers has embarked on strike pushing for financial autonomy.
The PLHA clerk, Ponven Wuyep has confirmed that their staffs this morning are embarking on a peaceful and nonviolent exercise to press for the national, states assemblies to intervene and implement the financial autonomy earlier entered with government at all level.
He said base on our letter signed by the National President and Ag Secretary-General of the association which gave 21 days and added another 14 days that elapse and Union went ahead to add 7 days which ended up on Sunday 20-03-2021.
Wuyep disclosed that all the 36 state assemblies’ staff under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) we are on Industrial strike demanding for our right.
He directed all Plateau state parliamentary workers of PASAN to conduct themselves peacefully that they would achieve their primary objective of the collective desire for financial autonomy.
Sunday Wuyep called on them to exhibit the spirit of oneness as they go about their peaceful agitation, we should all embrace and keep the struggle.
The Union embarked on an indefinite Industrial Strike action by midnight of Monday 22, March 2021.
Accordingly, all official activities including Committee meetings have been suspended.
They national warned that no Chapter Leadership should engage in any negotiation as all negotiations must be done centrally.
The protesters were holding placards of various inscriptions saying, autonomy is our right to freedom from state government and all our salaries, subvention should come from the federation allocation.