Judiciary Workers Suspend Strike


The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has suspended its industrial action.

The union suspended its strike which lasted for weeks.

Following the suspension, the union is set to resume work on Monday.

JUSUN members began their nationwide strike on April 6 in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court judgement in January 2014.

Leaders of the union had risen from a meeting with the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Tuesday evening with a promise to suspend their over two- month strike.

The NJC team, comprising the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad and some other court heads, prevailed on the JUSUN leaders to end the strike since an agreement has been reached with Governors to allow financial autonomy for the Judiciary at the state level.

The union agreed to a three-month suspension to enable the Governors comply with the agreement that provide for the direct transfer of funds due to the Judiciary to court heads.


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