The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has directed its members to shut down all courts in the country, Premium Times reports.
According to the report published on Friday, 11 July, 2014, all courts in Nigeria, except federal courts, are expected to be closed down over failure to implement the judgment of a Federal High Court on the financial autonomy of the state judiciaries.
In a statement made available to journalists afte the end of an emergency meeting held by the National Executive Committee, NEC, of JUSUN, the union also asked federal judiciary workers to be at alert because they may be requested to join the strike in solidarity with their state chapters.
The communique, which was jointly signed by the National President of the union, Marwan Adamu, and the General Secretary, Isaiah Adetola, also informed that the national secretariat of the union has taken over the industrial dispute embarked upon recently by the Rivers state JUSUN over leadership crisis.
The union described as “unfair” the decision of the National Judicial Council, NJC, and the Rivers State Judicial Service Commission, JSC, to issue two separate directives for and against returning to work.
It added that workers cannot serve two masters at the same time.
JUSUN pointed it out that the union members in Rivers would not resume work unless stakeholders in the state amicably resolve the matter so as to ensure security of the workers.
“The security and protection of our members is no longer guaranteed in this leadership crisis that engulfed the Rivers State Judiciary in the last one year.Continue reading
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