CONTROVERSY AS LAGOS JUSUN CALLS OFF STRIKE

Written by on April 29, 2021

The Lagos chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have announced the suspension of the industrial action which started 23 days ago and have directed all staff to resume with immediate effect.

In a circular put out today signed by director of administration of the Lagos chapter, all members were asked to resume immediately.

 

Lagos Court House Badore
photo credit: lagosjudiciary.gov.ng

 

“In view of the communique issued by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Lagos state branch on the 27th April 2021, I have the directive to inform all members of staff to resume at their various duty post on Thursday, 29th April 2021,” the circular stated.

 

“It should be noted that officers are expected to be in office only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of every week until further directive from JUSUN.

 

However, reacting to the situation, Jimoh Alonge, JUSUN treasurer, said the circular is against the union’s mandate.

 

“The document going round signed by one Sanusi that is not known to us. He is not our EXCO member in Lagos, not a national officer, we don’t know him but he claims to be a director of administration in Lagos. That is strange to us and unacceptable,” Alonge said.

 

 

 

“Our strike is seriously on and as I am speaking with you now, our team are on their way to Lagos to make sure the strike is upheld.

 

“Nobody should deceive people that the strike has been called off. The name of our chairman in Lagos is Shobowale and there is no document signed by Shobowale to us. Even Shobowale doesn’t have the authority to call off the strike because it is a decision of the NWC.

 

“Sanusi was not the one that called for the strike therefore he doesn’t have a locus to call it off.” The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) had shut all courts across the country in protest against the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary

 

 

Dolupo Balogun


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