NLC , TUC Ordered by Industrial Court Not to Strike
The Nigerian Labour Congress alongside the Trade Union Congress, has been ordered by an Industrial Court sited in Abuja not to embark on it’s planned nationwide strike on Wednesday.
While the case that was brought before the court by the Federal Government was been ruled upon, Abubakar Malami, who is the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and Justice Babatunde Adejumo, who is the presiding judge, gave an immediate order to both unions (NLC and TUC) to stop the planned strike action until the case has been fully settled.
The argument was based on section 14 of the 1999 Constitution, which the federal government is arguing that it is not advisable for the unions to embark on a nationwide strike and shutting down the economy, stating that the harm that will be caused by the strike can never be compensated.
In seven days time, the order that was given to NLC and TUC by the industrial court will expire.