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Ekiti JUSUN Calls Off Six-Month Strike

Posted: Jul 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Ekiti State on Monday July 6, 2015 suspended its six-month-old industrial action.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the High Court and Magistrate Court, saw workers clearing the court premises and offices.

The staff members prayed in the offices and thanked God for keeping them safe and healthy throughout the strike.

The Public Relations Officer of JUSUN in the state, Mayowa Adeojo, urged the workers to maintain decorum and start to work immediately.

He said the state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JUSUN, which he hoped would yield positive response.

A lawyer, Emmanuel Adedeji, told NAN that the strike was unnecessarily prolonged, blaming the government for the strike.

He described the industrial action as a bitter experience for him and his family, saying that it was hectic, bad, and caused a lot of psychological trauma for him.

He said that most of their clients ran away with their money and they were not able to get across to them.

Another lawyer, Chris Omokhafe, said the strike had a negative impact on almost all the practicing lawyers in the state.

He said there was no other job for them than the court and appealed to JUSUN to always settle their differences with the authorities to avoid future industrial action.

The police prosecutors were seen around the courts waiting for cases to come up.

JUSUN embarked on the strike on January 5 over agitation for financial independence for the judiciary.