Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Home News National Court stops planned Protest, strike by NLC, TUC

Court stops planned Protest, strike by NLC, TUC

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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

FOLLOW US:

6,985FansLike
1,458FollowersFollow
553SubscribersSubscribe

Most Popular

Curfew: Flight Operations at MM Airport Lagos suspended

Flight operations at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos have been suspended following the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state by Babajide...

#EndSARS: Senate asks Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate on Tuesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests...

I won’t endorse 2021 budget if there’s no compansation provision for #EndSARS victims – Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that he will not sign the 2021 budget if provision for...

#EndSARS: A MULTIPLE TWIST TO A PROTEST

It is saddening what the so called #EndSARS protest has today turned to. Is the alleged prison break...