Law officers issue warning to embark on strike action in fifteen days, cite double dealing on govt part

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Efio-Ita Nyok|3 November 2016

Reliable information reaching NegroidHaven has it that law officers in the service of the Government of Cross River State under the aegis of Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), Cross River State branch have indicated their intention to embark on an industrial action should the state government fail to 'implement the harmonisation policy in favour of law officers'.

In a letter addressed to the Head of Service dated November 1, 2016 titled: NOTICE OF STRIKE ACTION FOLLOWING THE CRS GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT THE HARMONISATION POLICY IN FAVOUR OF LAW OFFICERS, it was contended that, 'It has become apparent that the present government of the state is not willing, prepared and or concerned about giving effect to the harmonisation policy in favour of law officers against the background of the May, 2015 approval of a new remuneration package for the magistracy without extending it to the law officers'.

The affected law officers who noted in their letter that the state governor had approved the immediate implementation of the policy when he recently commissioned the Ministry of Justice Ultra Modern Library proceeded to submit in categorical terms that should the state government fail to pay in full the arrears of the new remuneration package due the law officers in the service of the state as currently being enjoyed by magistrates of similar year, a situation they have endured for over a year, they would 'have no alternative than to embark on an industrial action' in fifteen days.

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