JUSUN threatens strike to demand financial autonomy for judiciary

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

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

He that the executive arm of the Federal and State Governments had the 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 implemented will lead to a total shutdown of all judicial facilities across the country,” Nwachukwu said.

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