Thursday, September 24, 2020

Court stops planned NLC, TUC strike


The National Industrial Court in Abuja , on Thursday, issued an interim order restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from embarking on their strike planned to start on Monday , September 28, 2020.

Justice Ibrahim Galadima issued the interim order following an ex - parte application filed by a group , Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel , Sunusi Musa .

The NLC and TUC had threatened to embark on the planned strike to press for the reversal of the hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price .

But Justice Galadima ordered the labour unions, their officers , and affiliate groups to halt the plan to embark on the strike pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed by the applicant .

The judge also granted an order of interim injunction restraining the unions from disrupting, restraining , picketing or preventing the workers or ordinary Nigerians from accessing their offices to carry out their legitimate duties on September 28, 2020, or any other date .

The court also granted an order compelling the Inspector General of Police and the Director -General Department of State Services to provide protection for workers engaged in their legitimate duties from any form of harassment, intimidation and bullying by the officers , agents or privies of the unions pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice .

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