Oyo judiciary workers embark on strike over non-payment of July salary

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Judiciary staff under the auspices of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Oyo State on Tuesday directed their members to stay at home.

The decision to embark on the strike according to the union was due to the non-payment of their July salary.

Our correspondent gathered that the workers in a bid to enforce the order locked the Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court and High Court gates.

Other people who were supposed to be in the courts and vehicles were restrained from entering the premises.

JUSUN Public Relations Officer in the state, Obafunso Okulaja confirmed that the union had told their members to embark on the strike.

He said the strike was resolved after the union’s congress last Friday.

Okulaja said it was unfortunate that their members had not received July salary.

He added that other government agencies in the State had received their salaries since July 25.

He explained further that the strike will continue until they receive their July salaries.

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Okulaja said, “The staff don’t have money again to come to work so we directed them to sit at home.

“Only JUSUN is yet to receive July salary in the state and this delay in salary payment has been like this since December 2021. We call on the state government to put us on the priority list as the third arm of the government.

“If the executive and legislative arms should be given priorities, the judiciary should also be given the same access. The sit at home will continue until we receive our July salary”.

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