STRIKE: ANAMBRA JUDICIARY WORKERS INSIST ON CONJUSS
By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHA - The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, Anambra State chapter, yesterday reiterated its demand for full implementation of consolidated salary for judiciary workers in the state as a condition for suspending its four months old strike.
Chairman of the union, Mr Mark Ifezue, said their demand for CONJUSS was not negotiable because the salary structure was packaged for all judiciary workers nationwide, saying it was not peculiar to Anambra State.
He said the position of the union was that government should work out a consolidated salary for Anambra judiciary workers which they were prepared to accept, pending when the resources of the state improved.
According to him, there will be a written understanding that what is being proposed is not the consolidated judiciary salary which is the issue in dispute between the union and government.
Ifezue said the union was also demanding the upgrading of the percentage of workers salary for officers on Grade level 07 and above from 40 and 45 per cent respectively to 90 per cent, adding that the union was ready to suspend the strike once the requests were addressed properly.