Autonomy: JUSUN, FG Meeting In Deadlock As Judicial Workers Stage Walkout

...representatives of JUSUN marching out of the meeting venue

What supposed to be a reconciliation meeting between the representatives of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and governments was ended in a deadlock.

The Judicial Workers on Tuesday staged a walkout from the reconciliation meeting with the Federal Government and representatives of the State Governors.

The striking judiciary workers staged their walkout after waiting for over an hour at the conference room of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, where the failed meeting was to be held.

The workers, who sang solidarity songs as they left the conference room, refused to listen to pleas from the Permanent Secretary who informed them that the Minister was holding a meeting with the government team in his office.

The failed meeting is the second in the series of meetings scheduled with the Labour Minister and aimed at resolving the impasse between the government and the judiciary workers, who are demanding autonomy for the judiciary.

On Monday, security officials at the National Assembly had refused to allow members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to gain entrance during a protest.

The lawyers had been on a peaceful march in solidarity with judiciary workers who are protesting financial autonomy.

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