State Counsels to Embark on Strike Over Salary Implementation
Information reaching us from Channels states that, the Law Officers Association of Nigeria, a trade union organisation for state counsels in the Federal Ministry of Justice, has issued the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum to implement the circular on harmonisation of salaries and wages for state counsels 24 years after it was issued.
Briefing reporters in Abuja on Monday, the union said that while the various state governments had implemented the circular as directed by the Federal Government, the Federal Government, which issued the circular, had refused to implement it.
Besides the implementation of the harmonised salaries structure, they are also demanding the immediate payment of the outstanding balance of the 2013 and 2014 robe allowances and other outstanding allowances owed to all state counsels.
The first National Vice Chairman of the association, Mr Yusuf Abdulkadir and the Secretary General, Godwin Iheabunike, warned that Failure on the part of government to implement the harmonised salary will lead to industrial action.
The state councils ultimatum came weeks after judiciary workers embarked on strike, requesting for the autonomy of the judiciary.