Striking Judicial Workers In Ogun Resume


The strike action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, Ogun State Chapter, on Friday, 22 July, 2011 has been called off as investigation this morning revealed that all the workers have resumed at their duty posts.


When our correspondent visited both the High Court and Magistrate’s Court both at Isabo in Abeokuta , activities were going on at the premises and staffs were seen in their various offices.


Investigation by our correspondent in other areas like Ijebu-Ode, Ota, Odeda, Imeko, Owode-Egba, Odogbolu, Ijebu-Igbo and other areas across the state showed that the workers have suspended the strike action for negotiation to continue with the government and their leaders.


Speaking with P.M.NEWS this morning in Abeokuta, the Union Chairman, Prince Adesina Adesanya, JP, confirmed that the government has responded to their plight and there is likely to be a light at the end of the tunnel.


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According to Adesanya, ’’we have met with the government representatives led by the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wemimo Ogunde (SAN). The man is a fine gentleman, he listened to all our complaints and we showed him all the documents including various agreements we have had with successive governments. They have promised to look into the matter and as I am talking to you now, I was rightly informed that our issue is being looked into and I’m sure they will work it out as early as possible.’’


He further reiterated the union support for the new government, pledging that robust and cordial relationship will be demonstrated by its members.


’’As negotiation is going on, we need to give the government the opportunity to believe that we are part of the positive mechanism the present government needs to move ahead. Based on our resolution at the meeting we had with them, we directed our members across the state to suspend the strike action and go back to their duty posts today. You can see by yourself that our people are a law abiding and cooperating type, this government need both our individual and collective support to succeed.’’


The union has been at loggerheads with the new government underthe leadership of Sen. Ibikunle Amosun over what it referred to as the unusual deduction of 65% Consolidated Judiciary Staff Salary (CONJUSS) from the salary of its members.

By Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

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