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Anambra JUSUN to return to work after four months

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 at 10:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka


Four months after embarking on industrial action, the Anambra State Judiciary Workers under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have called off their indefinite strike, which has crippled justice delivery in the state for those months.

The strike, which began on January 2, following  the directive of the National Executive Committee of JUSUN, was called off after an agreement was reached at a meeting between JUSUN and Anamba State government.

The local branches of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Awka, the state capital, Onitsha and Aguata, are in jubilant mood over the turn of events.

A member of JUSUN who spoke on the  issue, said that although the strike had been called off , they would hold a crucial meeting in Awka on Thursday, where details of the agreement between JUSUN and Anambra State government would be discussed before they relay the news to their members.
The strike  by JUSUN members in Anambra State came following the directive by  the National Executive Committee in December,2015, which  ordered its members to proceed on indefinite strike from January 2, as a protest over the refusal of some state governors to implement judgment of Federal High  Court, especially as it dealt with financial autonomy for the Judiciary and breach of the memorandum of understanding reached at the end of the meeting held by the then  Minister of Labour and Productivity, the leadership of the JUSUN and other relevant stakeholders over the matter.