Oyo Courtworkers Comply with JUSUN Home Seat Directive
Court workers in Oyo State on Tuesday complied with the Home Siege Directive issued by the Court Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) regarding the delay in payment of July wages.
Oyo State JUSUN Public Relations Officer Obafunso Okulaja told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the decision on the action was taken after the union’s congress on Friday.
Mr Okulaja said the workers had not received July wages while other state government agencies were paid on July 25.
“Our members don’t have money to come to work, so we’ve asked them to stay home.
“JUSUN has not yet received the July salary in the state and this delay in salary payment has been like this since December 2021.
“We are calling on the state government to put us on the priority list as the third arm of government.
“If the executive and legislative branches have priority, the same should also be given to the judiciary.
“The sit-at-home will continue until we receive our July salary,” he said.
NAN reports that at Iyaganku State Magistrate’s Court and High Court, the entrance doors to the court premises and some offices were locked while people and vehicles were prevented from entering. .
A worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, denounced the delay in the payment of wages.
“We urge the government to do something urgently about this,” he said.
The doors to the customary appeals court were also locked.
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