JUSUN to call off strike after reconcilatory meeting with NBA

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), has reportedly accepted the proposals made by governors in their quest for a resolution of the industrial crisis caused by the clamour by judicial workers for the implementation of financial autonomy for the judicial arm of government.

Reports gathered that the Union accepted the proposal during a meeting between its leaders and the representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), which held on Tuesday in Abuja.

Consequently, according to the source, the Union has agreed to call off the strike subject to few clarifications and guarantee from the governors.

According to the NBA 1st Vice President, Mr John Aikpokpo Martins, “The purpose of the working meeting was to mutually consider the new proposals from the Governors with a view of harmonising views and having common grounds on the issues at stake.

“The meeting accepted the proposals of the Governors in principle subject however too few clarifications and expected guarantees from the Federal Government for the strike to be called off. The said clarifications are necessary to arrive at a final agreement to be signed by all stakeholders.

“JUSUN has agreed to call off the strike immediately the clarifications sought are made, the expected guarantees given by the Federal Government and a final agreement for the implementation of Section 121(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is signed,” he said.

He explained further that JUSUN will make a statement on this position soon and hopefully, the strike action may be called off in days.

He added, “We therefore positively look forward to the all conciliatory/mediatory meeting earlier slated for today to be rescheduled by the Minister of Labour.”

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