Judiciary workers in Anambra State under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, yesterday rejected Governor Willie Obiano’s proposal for them to suspend their almost two months strike over non-payment of consolidated judiciary staff salary structure, embarked on September 17, 2015.
Last week Friday, the union held a meeting with the Secretary to the State Government which ended in a deadlock.
Following the development, the union led by Mr. Mark Ifezue met at their secretariat in Awka, where at the end of the meeting they resolved that government must pay them 100 percent of the demanded CONJUS before they could resume work.
“It is unfortunate that we have been having deadlock in the several meetings we have had to make sure that the problem is resolved. We are ready to go back to work if government meets workers’ demand whose struggle started on September 17, 2011.”
Ifezue denied insinuations in some quarters that the union was being sponsored by the chief judge of the state, saying that the struggle for the CONJUS had been on before the appointment of the present chief judge.
He said the issue of CONJUS was a national issue, saying that it was worrisome that two states in the South-East, Abia, Imo and Delta among others had long started paying it.
Government in its stand said it could not pay the CONJUS as demanded by the union based on what it described as economic crunch in the state.

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