The Judicial staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has directed its members embark on an indefinite strike due to the failure of the state Judicial Service Commission, JSC, to accede to their demands. The workers had laid become the JSC a demand barring magistrates from holding administrative positions, meant for registrars.
The aggrieved workers demonstrated their seriousness by shutting the state Customary Court of Appeal and the Judiciary headquarters in Akure, the capital of Ondo State
JUSUN, Ondo Vice Chairman, Kikelomo Iyiola, said the union frowned upon discriminatory designation of polytechnic graduates as ‘Registry Assistant’ instead of ‘Registrar’ given their counterparts who are university graduates.
Iyiola noted that only Ondo State uses the title on its affected judicial staff. Other demands by the striking workers include alleged maladministration of the Chief Judge, Justice Lasehinde Kumuyi, and delay promoting them.