Newsbreak: Court restrains NLC, TUC. Stops planned shutdown
By Bose Ogunleye
An industrial Court has stopped the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress, ( TUC) from embarking on any strike.
The Nigerian Industrial Court, (NIC) today declared the proposed strike as illegal.
The Court restrains the two unions from embarking on the planned September 28 strike. Irohinoodua was informed this afternoon.
Led by Lordship, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Galadima, the court stopped any planned protest by labour.
The Abuja Vacation Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike or stoppage of work in whatsoever form described on 28th September 2020 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The Judge also granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Unions, their officers, affiliates, privies or howsoever described 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 subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
Justice Galadima made the order sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the Incorported Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa Esq.
The Court also granted an order that asked the Inspector General of Police and other security operatives to provide security for all those that wish to defy the NLC and TUC directive
It also ordered the Director General Department of State Services to provide protection for the claimants and other Nigerian worker 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.