The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division, has granted an interim order restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from going on strike on Wednesday 7, 2023 as planned until the determination of motion on notice.
In a suit filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the claimant sought an order of the court restraining defendants/respondents (NLC/TUC), their members, agents, employees, workers, servants, proxies or affiliates from embarking on the planned industrial action and/strike pending the determination of the Motion on Notice which was filed along with the application.
Meanwhile further hearing was adjourned till June 19.
Following the inability of both the labour and the Federal Government to reach a consensus on the removal of fuel subsidy as announced by President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration, NLC had called on its members to commence nationwide strike on Wednesday.
Meanwhile TUC had negotiated with the government to review the workers minimum wage as a form of palliative to cushion the effect of the fuel price hike, which according to the Spokesman to the President, Mr Dele Alake, had been included in the policy programme of the newly-sworn in government.
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