Following the visit of the National President of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to Osun State on Tuesday, 6th February, 2024, to meet with all relevant stakeholders, in a bid to amicably resolve the issues, which led to an indefinite strike action embarked upon by JUSUN (Osun Branch) on 22nd November, 2023, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the National President for embarking on this fact and solution finding mission.
In this wise, we implore members of our Union and the general public to expect a total resolution of the issues which caused the strike action, once the legitimate demands of members of JUSUN are addressed, especially as it relates to the Regulated Dress/Robe allowances, which the Judiciary of Osun State has failed to release/pay to judiciary workers since year 2021 and also recall the unjustly suspended staff for 5 years now, despite been absolved of all wrong doings by a court of law.
We are however pleased to further inform members of our Union and the general public that there is light at the end of the tunnel with respect to calling off the strike, as a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding had been drafted, following separate meetings held by the National JUSUN President with the Governor of Osun State, Senator (Dr.) Ademola Adeleke, the Chief Judge of Osun State, Hon. Justice Adepele Ojo and members of the JUSUN Osun Branch.
However, the agreement has been forwarded to the National President JUSUN for further review and approval, especially in relation to the fact that the Osun State Government has demanded for an alteration in the agreement stating that it will only be paying the 2023 Wardrobe allowances of Judiciary workers (duly budgeted for), and not the 2021 and 2022 allowances, which the Judiciary of Osun State failed to release/pay to workers.
Members of the public will be promptly informed once all necessary corrections/amendments are made by the National JUSUN.
Please note that there are also cases in courts against JUSUN, which are being attended to so that JUSUN will not be found guilty of contempt by any court of law.
We implore all and sundry not to be one-sided, but to reason with JUSUN Osun State Branch that no reasonable Union worth its salt, will keep quiet in the face of oppression of its members, coupled with non-payment of due allowances for many years.
We also want to assure all JUSUN members that all processes to effect the payment of wardrobe allowances is at the peak and that the payment will be effected any moment from now.
Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation. God bless you all.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Our victory is Sacrosanct!
Up JUSUN, Justice!!!
Signed Comrade Idris Adedayo Adeniran