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Lawyers, litigants locked out of courts in Oyo State

06 January 2015, 09:04

Abuja - Scores of lawyers and litigants could not gain access to court premises in Oyo State on Monday after members of the state chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) joined an indefinite countrywide strike for better compensation and treatment.

Ademola Ayoade, Chairman of the state JUSUN, confirmed that the strike will not be called off until the demands of workers are met, Daily Times reports.

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He absolved the union of blamed and said that Government was given enough time and notice on the strike before action took place.

The strike follows a meeting held in Abuja on November 27 in which Government was given a December 17 deadline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JUSUN. The agreement was never met and the industrial action has commenced as a result.

Read more at Daily Times


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