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Ogun state judicial workers suspend over one-month strike

The Ogun State Judicial workers under the banner of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have suspended their over one-month-old industrial action, which has crippled court proceedings and other activities

Penpushing reports that, the chapter chairman, Tajudeen Edun made the announcement following a meeting of the union with government officials in Abeokuta, the state capital, and directed members to return to their duty posts.

“I want to say that the industrial action that commenced on the 11 of August 2021, is now suspended. I want to call on all judiciary workers in Ogun State to prepare themselves to resume fully,” Edun said

“There were series of meetings before the issue was finally resolved today. There was an agitation from the cut of our salary. We have reached an agreement with the government to resume work after striking for about two months. The State government has accepted our

“Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” he added.

Penpushing further reports those in attendance at the meeting include Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, and the State Head of Service, Alhaja  Selimot Ottun, among others’

The judiciary workers, it is recalled on August 11, 2021 embarked on the strike over alleged short-payment of their salaries by the state government, stressing that there had been a shortage in their salaries since October last year.

“It’s been a long time that we have been on the issue and there were series of meetings, that is why we asked all members of the judiciary staff to sit at home until our request is granted’ Edun added.

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