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Plateau judiciary workers end strike

By Taye Obateru

Jos — Normal court  activities have resumed in Plateau State following the suspension of the strike by judiciary workers over the non implementation of the consolidated judiciary salary structure.

The suspension of the strike followed an agreement signed last weekend between the workers and government to implement the new salary structure within seven weeks.

Our correspondent who went round the courts in the state capital yesterday saw the workers at their desks attending to people. Some lawyers were seen taking new dates for their cases that have been in limbo as a result of the strike.

Some of them expressed delight that the strike had been called off, lamenting that many of their cases had dragged unnecessarily as a result of the strike.

They appealed to the workers and government to resolve their differences to prevent further disruption to legal activities in the state, noting that the judicial service system was suffering as a result.

Many of the workers were also happy to be back but implored government to keep to it promise to implement the new salary package by April 18 to avert future strike.

Speaking at the signing of the agreement between the two sides, Special Assistant to Governor Jonah Jang on Labour Matters, Mr. Hantsi Suleiman promised that government would do all within its power to implement the new package by that date.


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