The National leadership of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has urged its striking members in Nasarawa State to ignore sack threats by the Judicial Service Commission.
Addressing members and officials of the union on Tuesday in Lafia, Mustapha Adamu, JUSUN National President, said the union was behind their struggle and was in full support of what they were fighting for.
Adamu said: “Your struggle is not just for your state.
“It is for the entire judicial staff in the country.”
He assured the workers that the national leadership of the union would ensure that no member was victimised for participating in the strike, and advised them to remain at home until the leadership of the union directed otherwise.
Similarly, Jimoh Musa, State Chairman of the union, regretted that management of the judiciary in the state had resorted to blackmail and intimidation, instead of addressing the workers’ grievances.
Musa said the union would not be deterred by the technicalities employed by the management, vowing that the workers would continue to fight until victory was achieved.
Musa explained that the struggle was not targeted at anybody.
“Our only concern is better working conditions for our members,” he said.
NAN recalls that the Nasarawa State chapter of JUSUN embarked on an indefinite strike on November 13 to press home the demands for better working conditions.
NAN also reports that following the strike by the union, the JSC on November 26 announced the dismissal of 20 members of the union, including all the officials, for their roles in the ongoing strike.