Judicial workers begin 5-day warning strike in Ogun

THE Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Ogun State has embarked on a five-day warning strike.

The strike, which began on Monday, February 26, is over non-payment of the workers’ 40 per cent peculiar allowance.

The workers shut the Magistrate and state High Courts in Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital.


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According to reports, judges were prevented from doing their jobs as there were no court staff to attend to them.

As the strike progressed, the state chairman of JUSUN, Olarenwaju Ajiboye, said that the workers were compelled to embark on strike because the state government refused to meet their demands.

Ajiboye said the union initiated the strike after the 21-day ultimatum given to the state government had been extended.






     

     

    “After the warning strike, if the Ogun State government fails to do the needful, the union will proceed on indefinite strike come March 18 2024.

    “In August 2023, the state government commenced the payment of non-peculiar allowance to the core civil servants. Immediately we became aware of this, we informed our national body, who wrote three letters – one to the Head of Service and two to the governor directly on the matter.

    He said the Head of Service had convened a meeting with the union and other relevant parties to consider the next steps but that the union did not find the justifications offered to them for the government’s inability to pay the money to be credible.

    The ICIR reported a similar strike by judiciary workers in Osun State, on Monday, November 20, 2023, over the non-payment of their wardrobe allowance since 2021.

     

     

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