Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, in Anambra State has suspended its three months industrial action over non-implementation of the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure, CONJUSS, by the state government.
The state chairman of the union, Mr Mark Ifezue, who announced the suspension in a statement in Awka yesterday, urged members to resume work on Jan. 4.
Ifezue said that the union suspended the strike following an agreement it reached with the state government.
“Following the resolution of the industrial dispute between the state branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria and the Anambra State government, we have decided to suspend the strike embarked upon on September 7, 2015.
“The union appreciates the efforts of the leadership of NBA in the state towards the resolution of the crisis, particularly the committee of the Bar chairmen and secretaries.
“The union in a special way also appreciates the efforts of the intervention group co-chaired by the emeritus chairman of the NLC, Mr Charles Onyeagba and Chuka Obele Chuka.
“The union further appreciates the fatherly role of Chief Joseph Okonkwo for his intervention which led to the breaking of the impasse,” the statement read.
Ifezue explained that the state government had agreed to pay the judiciary workers their September and October salaries in two installments instead of thrice as it earlier offered.
According to him, in the new government offer, the workers’ December salary would be paid upon resumption of work on January 4 while September and October salaries would be paid along with January and February salaries, respectively.
He further explained that the state government had agreed to look into the implementation of CONJUSS by the third quarter of 2016 when the revenue of the state might have improved.

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