NLC- The strikes planned by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been stopped by the National Industrial Court over a hike in fuel and electricity tariff in the country, which both offices are to embark upon on Monday, September 28, 2020.
The sitting judge, Justice Ibrahim Galadima made this order, until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, 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.