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Court Halts NLC, TUC Strike Over Electricity, Fuel Hike

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Court Halts NLC, TUC Strike Over Electricity, Fuel Hike

The National Industrial Court has restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), their officers, affiliates and privies from embarking on any strike.

Naija News reports that labour unions had planned to commence an industrial action to from Monday, September 28 2020. to protest the increase in electricity and fuel.

But in a ruling on Thursday, Justice Ibrahim Galadima said the interim order stopping labour from embarking on the strike was pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

Justice Galadima made the order sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa.

He court also granted an order of interim injunction restraining the unions, their officers, affiliates, privies from disrupting, restraining, picketing or preventing the workers or its affiliates or ordinary Nigerians from accessing their offices to carry out their legitimate duties on the 28th September 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 (DSS) 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.

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