Anambra Judiciary Again Embark On Indefinite Strike

The Anambra State Judiciary Staff Union (JUSUN) has embarked on indefinite strike owing to the negligence of the state government to implement the consolidate judicial workers salary structure .
This was disclosed in an interview with the state chairman Mr.Mark Ifezue, who expressed disappointment on the part of the state governor not to have fully complied with the national judicial salary structure demand.

He stressed the importance of the union’s demand, described the disparity in workers salary as a mechanism to place some above other in the same zone and create room for disharmony in the judicial system.
He said the union had considered the state government financial incapability and had suspended the strike for more than five times between 2011 till date but seems the state government does not see reason to  harken to their demands, that according to him forced the union to embark on indefinite strike to force the state government to do what its requested of her to do.
‘’We are on strike because of the refusal of the state government to review an agreement reached with the judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Anambra state branch over the consolidated Judicial Salary Structure’’
The consolidate Judiciary Salary Structure was a consolidated judicial structure worked out for all judicial workers across the nation.
Sometime in 2011, the branch here in Anambra state went on strike to press the state government to implement this salary structure, we entered into agreement, where the state government offered us some percentage that what the state can afford as  that particular time with a promise that the balance will be subsequently reviewed.
He explained further: In 2013, Sometime last year, the union wrote to the state government demanding a review of the said agreement, nothing comes out of that demand.
Sometimes in June this year , we equally made the same request to the state government and nothing came out of it again, that gave rise to this our indefinite strike action’’. He said.
Ifezue disclosed that though the state government had complied on the demand to some extent but are yet to fully comply, he stated the reason they embarked on the strike: ‘’Full compliance of the consolidate workers salary structure is not the  reason why we are on strike, it will be a discussion for another day but we are on strike because the state government refuse to review the CONJUS Structure so that the state judiciary will be at par with other states judiciary in the south east, and this time around, it will be total; I mean an indefinite strike until the state government listens to our demands’’. He charged.


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