FG gets fresh order to stop planned NLC, TUC strike
- FG has put its legs in the same trousers with the NLC and TUC over a planned protest slated for Monday, September 28
- A fresh court injunction has been obtained by the government to stop the proposed nationwide strike action
- This is coming 24 hours after a court order mandating the aggrieved bodies to put a peg on the protest was obtained from the same judge by FG
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In another attempt to stop the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on their planned strike, the federal government has obtained a fresh court order.
NLC and TUC had slated their protest for Monday, September 28, over the recent hike in the price of motor spirit known as petrol and the electricity tariff.
The meeting of the bodies with the federal government earlier ended in deadlock, forcing the government to obtain an injunction from the court mandating NLC and TUC to put a peg on the proposed protest.
The bodies on Friday, September 24, however, challenged the legality of the verdict and vowed to shut down the country as arranged if the hike is not reversed.
In a fresh ploy, the federal government got a new restraining order to stop the nationwide protest of the labour bodies.
Legit.ng gathers that the order was given by Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, following an ex parte application by the minister of justice and the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami.
There has been massive outrage and condemnation across the country following the federal government's decision to raise the price of fuel and electricity.
Prominent Nigerians, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have described the decision as ill-timed and unacceptable, citing the crumbling economy of the country.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that workers of the Federal High Court across the country announced that they would 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).
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