ByÂ Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”ANAMBRA State Government has set up a committee to look into the demands of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, whose members have been on strike since last year.
State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, said in Awka, that members were drawn from the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget and the office of the Head of Service on the one side, and labour and JUSUN on the other.
Government, however, called on the striking workers to call-off the strike to pave way for negotiation between government and JUSUN on the implementation of the Consolidated Judiciary Staff Salary Scheme, CONJUSS, in the state.
Vanguard recalls that JUSUN embarked on a nationwide strike action in November last year over the non-implementation of the CONJUSS.
Since the strike began, courts in the state have remained under lock, while those who have businesses in the court could not carry them out. Worried by the situation, the various branches of the NBA in the state recently called on the state government to intervene in the matter with a view to ending the strike because their members have remained idle.