Judicial workers to meet today over strike
Striking judicial workers are expected to meet today in Abuja to evaluate the effect of their action and consider whether or not to end it.
President of the workers’ body – Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) – Marwan Adamu said yesterday the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) will meet today to decide on the strike.
Adamu said he could not predict the outcome of the meeting.
The judicial workers began the strike on July 11 in state High Courts.
Workers of Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal High Court, Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal, joined on July 17.
The workers are protesting what they called the refusal of governors to obey a judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which granted fiscal autonomy to the Judiciary.
They argued that the Executive, particularly at the state level, was reluctant to comply with the judgment.
Adamu said JUSUN’s leaders met yesterday on the outcome of meetings they had with some representatives of the Executive. He said a formal decision would be taken at today’s meeting at 11am.
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