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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Judicial Staff Union Of Nigeria Begins Indefinite Strike In Nasarawa

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Nasarawa State chapter, has commenced an indefinite strike following the failure of state’s Chief Judge to meet their demands on welfare issues.

The Chairman of the union, Mr. Jimoh Musa, disclosed this during a chat with journalists in Lafia on Saturday.

Musa said the decision to embark on the strike was reached at a congress held on Friday because of the refusal of the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko, to address their demands.

“We reached a consensus at the congress that if the management of the High Court headed by the chief judge of the state did not meet our demands before 12:00 a.m. Saturday, we will resume indefinite strike.

“So, technically as I speak to you, we have commenced the strike but it is on Monday the state will feel the impact.

“We have been too patient and tried hard to avoid this last resort but we have no choice but to press home our demands,” Musa said.

He said some of the union’s grievances included non -conversion or promotion of workers who went for further studies in the last four years and the inordinate reduction of workers’ salaries to the tune of N4.7 million monthly without any clear explanations.

“We tried to resolve the issue amicably and not wash our dirty linen outside but he refused to listen.

“For the past four years, our workers get released properly to educate themselves.

“They go to school, come back but instead of them to be converted and promoted, the chief judge turned deaf ears to that,”  the union leader added.

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