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Bauchi Judicial workers end strike

By Patience Ogbodo

BAUCHI — Following the approval of new salary structure for members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigerian, JUSUN, Bauchi State Chapter, the union has called off its three-month-old industrial action.

Addressing a joint press conference in Bauchi, Executive Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Lawal Ibrahim and Chairman of JUSUN, Musa Abubakar Jahun, said the union decided to suspend the industrial action following the approval of the new salary structure.

He said three months ago, they embarked on industrial action demanding N21,000 minimum pay for judicial workers but the state government approved N13,800 as minimum wage.

According to him, with this approval, members of the union have decided to suspend their industrial action and directed all members to report to their duty post, adding that all lawyers have been informed that with this development, normal court proceedings will commence immediately.

Ibrahim explained that following the agreement reached between the state government and the JUSUN, all the 1600 members of the judiciary staff would with effect from  next month enjoy a new salary structure.

The union commended the state governor, Isa Yuguda, for the approval of the new salary structure and other stakeholders for their effort in ending the industrial action.

The union therefore directed their members to resume work as their differences between the state governments hadbeen resolved amicably.

Chairman of JUSUN, Abubakar Jahun explained that although members demanded N21,000 as minimum wage, they accepted the offer of N13,800 due to the economic meltdown.

He said the state government explained to them their economic predicament and as stakeholders, they reasoned with government.


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