Judiciary workers suspend strike

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has suspended its strike on Wednesday as it is set to commence work on Monday.

This was disclosed in a communique issued by the union after its emergency National Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday.

The communique was signed by the Deputy President, Emmanuel Abioye; and the General Secretary, Isaiah Adetola.

The communique read: “NEC-in-session discussed extensively and after putting so many issues into consideration i.e the intervention of NJC and other stakeholders, the NEC has resolved that the strike is hereby suspended.”

The leadership of JUSUN commended the efforts of the National Judicial Council, NJC, in making sure that the governors obey the Memorandum of Agreement, and the judgment on the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

The union also commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, and the heads of courts for their patience and understanding throughout the period of the strike.

Law TV had earlier reported that Judiciary workers on April 6, embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court in January 2014.

 

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