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Strike paralyses court activities in A-Ibom

By Tony Nyong
UYO — The indefinite  strike embarked upon by members of the  Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Akwa Ibom State Chapter, has disrupted normal court activities throughout the state.

The strike, which is to  protest the non-implementation of the Consolidated Judicial Salary Structure, took the people by surprise as most of those who went to court premises defying the early morning Harmattan, were not allowed to enter the court premises by the striking workers.

The strike, which resumed yesterday in Uyo, seriously affected mostly those in the state capital.

The entrance to almost all the court premises in the city were barricaded by the angry junior workers.

The judiciary headquarters on Wellington Bassey Way leading to Government House witnessed a melodrama, as commotion erupted while some of the union officials who decorated the gates of the premises with leaves and palm fronds, prevented lawyers from entering to conduct their usual businesses.

The state chairman of JUSUN, Mr. Clement Inyang, who led the protest told Vanguard that the strike which would have started in November, following the expiration of notice earlier served in October, was delayed because of several appeals from the government.


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