Petrol price, electricity tariff increase: Judicial workers to begin strike on Sept 28

Petrol price, electricity tariff increase: Judicial workers to begin strike on Sept 28

- The premises of Federal High Courts across the country will be shut on September 28 due to an industrial action

- The JUSUN workers union said the strike will last for two weeks

- The union explained that the strike is in collaboration with the NLC

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Workers of the Federal High Court across the country have announced that will embark on industrial action from Monday, September 28.

The workers under the association of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) said they will embark on the strike in line with the directive of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), The Nation reported.

Petrol, electricity increase: Judicial workers to begin strike on Sept 28
The Judicial have indicated their intention to commence a two-week strike. Photo credits: Nairaland Forum/Vanguard
Source: UGC

A statement from the workers noted that the strike would last for two weeks.

The notice read:

“Please be informed that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Federal High Court chapter shall, in collaboration with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commences a two-week indefinite strike action from Monday the 28th day of September 2020."

The judicial workers explained that offices at the Federal High Court across will be locked during the period of the strike.

Meanwhile, the planned nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) might have hit the rock.

The Nation reported that the National Industrial Court on Thursday, September 24, granted an interim injunction restraining the NLC and TUC, from embarking on any strike or stoppage of work from Monday, September 28. gathered that Justice Ibrahim Galadima said the order was given pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

But reports have emerged that the verdict of the National Industrial Court (NIC) restraining the planned nationwide strike has been shunned by both labour unions.

In other news, the Nigerian presidency said the increase in the electricity tariff is in the interest of the country

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's aide, Laolu Akande, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the federal government.

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