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Bauchi Govt, Judiciary Workers Disagree On Allowances

| March 9, 2013 More

Bauchi โ€” Bauchi State government and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have disagreed over suspension of workers allowances approved under executive fiat.

The state government said the allowances suspended were the ones approved by Governor Isa Yuguda under his “gracious executive fiat”, but JUSUN argued that the suspension amounts to a withdrawal of their salary structure approved by the Federal Government.

A statement signed by the chairman of JUSUN in the state, Comrade Musa Abubakar, directed the workers to embark on an indefinite strike, adding that all courts are to remain closed until further notice.

Comrade Abubakar directed the newly employed judiciary workers whose salaries were stopped by the government to exercise patience, saying the union is working hard to ensure that their salaries are paid.

Reacting, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Engineer Mohammed Damina, appealed to the workers to suspend their strike, and dialogue with the state government.

“Government suspended the payment of workers allowances under the executive fiat approval due to the dwindling resources of the state and it affects all workers not only judiciary workers. Government did it in the best interest of the state and when the economy improves, the allowances will be restored,” he said.

JUSUN is the second association to embark on strike in the state over the same issue. The Academic Union of Secondary School Teachers (ASSUS) has been on strike for some weeks now.

Category: Bauchi State News

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