The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has issued a nationwide strike notice starting on Tuesday 6 April 2021 after failure by the government to implement financial autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the constitution and other extant laws.
A communique signed by JUSUN General Secretary, Comrade Isaiah Adetola, noted that the strike will not hold on Monday because of a public holiday.
The notice further directed all staff in the 36 States to shut down offices and departments pending when instructions are given to resume work.
“I am directed to refer to the communique issued at the end of the last National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting of JUSUN on 13th March 2021 in Abuja and particularly refer to paragraph 9 on 21-day Ultimatum to governments to implement the Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary, failure of which JUSUN have no other option but to resume the suspended national strike action.
“Therefore, as a result of public holiday on 5th April 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday 6th April 2021. You are directed to shut down court/Departments in your states until further notice from the National Secretariat of JUSUN in Abuja.
The non-implementation of financial autonomy has been ongoing for several years without any agreement by relevant bodies.