By Osagie Otabor, Benin
Courts in Edo State remained shut yesterday as the indefinite strike by the state chapter of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSON) entered its fifth day.
The judicial workers said they are protesting the non-implementation of the N18, 000 minimum wage in line with the salary structure of the judicial service commission.
The workers have vowed not to return to work until the basic salaries of officers on grades level seven to 17 be at par with their counterparts in other public service.
They also seek adjustment for those who retired within the period of the non-implementation of the minimum wage.
State Secretary of JUSON Uyi Ogieriakhi dismissed allegations that the strike was politically-motivated.
“We are genuinely and sincerely doing what the mandate from our members said. It was the congress decision.
“It was the congress which comprises the work force in the judiciary that took that decision and we are bound by it,” he said.
via The Nation
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