Tuesday, 17 May 2016

BREAKING: Court stops NLC, TUC, from going on strike

BREAKING: Court stops NLC,
TUC, from going on strike


– National Industrial Court has
stopped the Nigeria Labour
Congress, Trade Union Congress
from going on with their planned
national strike
– The case was adjourned to May
24 for hearing of the motion on
notice
– FG has invited the leadership of
NLC, TUC to a meeting over the
planned national strike
Labour members leading a protest
The National Industrial Court has stopped the
Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union
Congress from going on with their planned national
strike over fuel pump hike.
President of the court, Babatunde Adejumo gave
the order on Tuesday, May 17 as FG and
labour leaders continue to meet over reduction in fuel
pump price.
Recall that over the weekend, organised labour and
the civil society gave the Federal Government till
midnight on Tuesday to reverse the increase or face
an indefinite national strike.
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Ruling on an exparte application filed by
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the
federation (AGF), Adejumo ordered parties to
maintain the status quo until the hearing and
determination of the exparte motion.
He also directed the government to dialogue with the
NLC towards an amicable resolution of their
dispute.
The case was adjourned to May 24 for hearing of
the motion on notice.
Meanwhile, the two major unions in Nigeria’s oil
and gas sector endorsed the price modulation
mechanism adopted by the Federal Government to
arrive at the new N145 per litre pump price for
petrol.