Kogi judiciary union calls indefinite strike
The Kogi State wing of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has declared an indefinite strike to protest against six months salary arrears.
JUSUN has been at loggerheads with the state government over non-payment of salaries and other emoluments.
The crises came to a head when the state government proposed a pay parade for civil servants in the state, which was not acceptable to the union who insisted on the implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
Leadership of the union has been battling the state government on compliance with a 2014 Federal High Court judgment that mandated each state to respect section 121(3) of the Nigerian constitution that stipulates financial independence for state judiciaries.
But failure of Niger and Kogi state governments to comply with the judgment compelled JUSUN to seek a court order, which was secured against the two states’ bankers recently.