BREAKING: Court Stops NLC, TUC, Others From Going On Strike, Gives Reason

BREAKING: Court Stops NLC, TUC, Others From Going On Strike, Gives Reason

  • An Abuja federal high court has restrained the NLC, TUC, and other unions planning to embark on strike pending the time it will decide on the cases before it
  • The NLC has earlier directed its members to embark on a nationwide strike from Wednesday against the removal of the fuel subsidy
  • The decision of the court followed the announcement by the judicial workers that it would be joining the industrial actions

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FCT, Abuja - A federal high court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on an industrial action against the removal of the fuel subsidy by the federal government.

Bayo Onanuga, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed this in a court document he shared on his Twitter page on Monday, June 5.

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Federal High Court stops NLC, TUC from going on strike Photo Credit: Original

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The NLC has earlier declared that it would be going on strike action from Wednesday, June 7, after shunning negotiations with the federal government, demanding that the announcement of the fuel subsidy removal should be reversed before the discussion.

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There are reports that the union has been factionalized following the pronouncement of the national executive council, with the northern and southwest states' chapters resolving to back out of the strike.

However, the NLC had written to other sister bodies including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), and many others.

TUC snubs NLC, continues negotiation with FG

On its part, the TUC has continued to negotiate with the government while demanding an increment in minimum wages from the government, a development that was welcomed by the new administration.

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BREAKING: Atiku, Obi's cases against Tinubu suffer setback as judicial workers declare strike, gives reason

Earlier on Monday, June 5, the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) directed its members to join the planned strike of the NLC on Wednesday.

See the tweet here:

Bola Tinubu: Industrial court verdict, 4 other reasons NLC strike may fail earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration day hit the ground running when he declared that the "fuel subsidy is gone".

The announcement has put the country in an uneasy corner as fuel marketers have immediately increased the price of the commodity and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is already planning to embark on a strike scheduled for Wednesday, June 7.


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