BREAKING: Court Restrains NLC, TUC From Embarking on Proposed Strike

BREAKING: Court Restrains NLC, TUC From Embarking on Proposed Strike

  • Organised labour and their affiliates have been barred from proceeding with their planned nationwide strike
  • The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) gave an order of interim injunction on Friday, November 10
  • Justice Benedict Kanyip said the order shall subsist until the determination of a motion on notice

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FCT, Abuja - The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has restrained the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from proceeding with its proposed strike.

The president of the court, Justice Benedict Kanyip, issued the order on Friday, November 10, The Nation reported.

Court restrains NLC, TUC from embarking on strike
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Justice Kanyip gave the ruling on an ex-parte application brought by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government and argued by Tijani Gazali (SAN), Acting Director (Civil Appeals), Federal Ministry of Justice.

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The organized labour had planned to commence strike on November 14.

The court held that the interim injunction order shall subsist until the determination of a motion on notice for interlocutory injunctions equally filed by the AGF.

According to the judge, the court is empowered under sections Section 7(1) and 19(a) of the NICN Establishment Act, to hear such ex-parte application and grant such ex-parte order where a strike is threatened, but yet to be commenced, as in this case.

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the organised labour gathered at the airport around 8:58 a.m. to enforce their directive to members working in the aviation sector to stop all flights to Owerri, Imo state.

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the NLC and the TUC summoned an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to look at modalities of the planned strike following the brutalisation of Ajaero.

The national vice-president of the TUC, Tommy Etim, the NEC meeting will look at modalities of the planned strike following the brutalisation of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero.

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According to the statement, the strike would hold on Wednesday, November 8.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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