JUSUN threatens strike to demand financial autonomy for judiciary



Judicial Staff Union of (JUSUN) has threatened to embark on a “warning ’’ if Government continued to delay implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.

Mr Nwachukwu Anthony, Rivers Chairman of JUSUN, told newsmen on Wednesday in Port Harcourt that union had decided to embark on warning as soon as 21-day ultimatum issued to the government lapsed on March 15.

He that executive arm of and Governments had over years refused to grant financial autonomy to the judiciary, which is the third arm of the government.

“This refusal is clearly a way of enslaving the staff and making them subservient.

“Our major demand is that if financial autonomy is not implemented it will lead to a total shutdown of all judicial facilities across the country,” Nwachukwu said.

The News Agency of (NAN) recalled that about three years ago, the Government promised to negotiate with judicial staff on a better welfare package. (NAN)