JUSUN Suspends Strike In Federal Courts

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has suspended its three weeks old strike in federal courts.

The suspension was the result of a meeting held at the Supreme Court on Sunday at the instance of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo.

Details of the decision to suspend the strike remain sketchy.

However, a source who was not authorised to talk told our correspondent that the strike had been suspended only for federal courts.

The implication is that states’ courts will remain shut.

The affected courts are the Federal High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court ‎and the National Industrial Court.

These courts are expected to reopen for business on Monday, 26th January, 2015.

For three weeks, the workers effectively ‎closed down all courts nationwide following the refusal of the executive to comply with a judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja which ordered the executive to hands off funds meant for the judiciary.

JUSUN’s President, Marwa Adamu said the workers decided to go on an indefinite strike because the executive did not comply with the agreement reached with the union to comply with the judgment of the court on judiciary funding.

While sympathizing with litigants, he said the workers had no choice but to go on strike to compel implementation of a subsisting court order and the agreement reached with them.

The strike denied politicians ‎dissatisfied with their parties primaries to have their grievances heard in court.


Written For http://www.globalruns.com

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