Judicial Workers Threaten Strike Over Consolidated Salaries

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), Ogun state Chapter yesterday in Abeokuta issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government over the reversal in the payment of the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure, CONJUSS) by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

 

The union in a communiqué issued in Abeokuta yesterday and made available to P.M. NEWS condemned the unilateral removal of the 65% increment in allowances approved by the former Governor, Gbenga Daniel for the staff of the state judiciary as CONJUSS which they have enjoyed for six months.

 

According to the release signed by the State Chairman Prince Adesina Adesanya and the State Secretary of JUSUN Comrade Idowu Dada, the reversal negated the agreement the union had with the government and which was signed by both parties in May 2010.

 

It also discussed the issue of the appointment of the Secretary to the State Judicial Service Commission, saying that the position should be occupied by a registrar from the registrar cadre of the Ogun State judiciary

 

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While calling for the status quo to remain, the union said: “the status quo be maintained by the Judicial Service Commission by appointing another registrar to fill the position after the exit of the present secretary, Mr. O. Adebamowo”.

 

Our correspondent learnt that other bone of contention is the issue of the working condition of the workers which they call on Amosun Government to improve upon.

 

The union also called on the authorities of the state judiciary to always carry the union along in the programmes of the judiciary, including the legal year anniversary.

 

It urged its members not to participate in it unless they were involved.
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta