The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and its sister organization, Trade Union Congress, TUC, have been restrained from embarking on nationwide strike over recent increase in the prices of petroleum products as well as hike in electricity tariff by the federal government.
The restraining order was given today, by the National Industrial Court which granted an interim injunction, on the two unions, their officers, affiliates and privies from embarking on any strike or stoppage of work from Monday September, 28 2020.
Presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Galadima, said the order was given pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The 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 September 28, 2020 or any other date
Galadima gave the order following an ex-parte application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa.
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.