Oyo judiciary workers on strike because Makinde owes July salaries: JUSUN
Judiciary workers in Oyo on Tuesday complied with the sit-at–homedirective issued by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over delay in payment of July salaries.
JUSUN spokesman in Oyo, Obafunso Okulaja, said the decision for the strike was made after the union’s congress on Friday.
Mr Okulaja said the workers had not received salaries while other government agencies in the state were paid on July 25.
“Our members do not have money to come to work so we directed them to sit-at-home. JUSUN is yet to receive July salary in the state and this delay in salary payment has been like this since December, 2021,” the JUSUN official explained. “We call on the state government to put us on the priority list as the third arm of the government.
He added, “If the executive and legislative arms are given priority, the judiciary should also be given the same. The sit-at-home will continue until we receive our July salary.”
Gates at the Iyaganku magistrates’ court and the state high court were locked. A worker who spoke on the condition of anonymity, decried the delay in salary payment.
”We urge the government to urgently do something about it,” he said.
The gates to the customary court of appeal were also under lock and key.
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