Enugu state Attorney General declares Judiciary workers' strike illegal

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Enugu State, Hon. Meletus Eze has declared the strike embarked upon by the Judicial Service Union of Nigeria[ JUSUN] Enugu state chapter, over  non-implementation of their enhanced consolidated salary structure as illegal.

'The Authority' observed that all  judicial workers both in the magistrates court and the state high court  yesterday embarked on strike to  protest  the non-implementation of the salary structure, CONJUSS.

The entrance gate to the state high court in Enugu and other state courts like magistrate courts, customary courts and many other state courts were locked up thereby preventing Judges and Magistrates from having access to their various courts for business of the day.


Attempts to let the chairman of JUSUN in Enugu state, Barr. Chinedu Mba, to comment on the strike was not fruitful .His GSM phone was permanently switched off. But the state Attorney General and commissioner for Justice,Hon Eze  described the strike as illegal,saying the present administration in the state is not owing the judiciary workers' any salary.

According to him, the issue of consolidated salary for judiciary workers came to the table in 2010 after Chief Judges came together with the CONJUSS and imposed same on States.


He said that the JUSUN took the proposal to states and demanded that it should be implemented. But the Enugu State Government took the matter to the National Industrial Court and  on September 23, 2016, the state  government secured an injunction barring the workers from going ahead to coerce government into adopting the salary structure.

He disclosed that the judiciary workers did not appeal against the injunction and wondered why they took the option of strike even when a committee has been set-up by the state government to resolve the impasse.

Enugu state Attorney General declares Judiciary workers' strike illegal Enugu state Attorney General declares Judiciary workers' strike illegal Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, April 03, 2017 Rating: 5

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