The Nationwide Industrial Court docket, Abuja, has issued an interim order restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) from occurring strike, as scheduled from Wednesday onwards, till the courtroom determines the movement on discover. The order was given on Monday in NICN/ABJ/158/2023 dated June 5, by which the Federal authorities is listed because the applicant, and the NLC and the TUC as defendants.
An order of interim injunction, restraining the deliberate industrial motion and/or strike by Defendants/Respondents, their members, brokers, workers, proxies, associates, and workmen, pending the listening to and dedication of the Claimants/Candidates’ movement on discover for interlocutory injunction, was sought earlier than the courtroom.
Counting on sections 16 and 19(a) of the NIC Act 2006, Justice O. Y. Anuwe said they empowered the courtroom to make orders or grant pressing interim reliefs. The Decide affirmed that the urgency disclosed within the affidavit of urgency and in counsel’s submission reveals a situation which will severely have an effect on the bigger society, nation’s wellbeing and the economic system at giant.
The counsel identified that college students of secondary faculties nationwide, notably these writing WAEC exams, will likely be affected; tertiary establishments, the place college students have simply resumed after a protracted ASUU strike, will likely be compromised, leaving the well being sector, amongst different sectors. Due to this fact, the Decide ordered that Defendants/Respondents mustn’t proceed with any type of industrial motion or strikes till listening to and dedication of the claimant’s/applicant’s movement on discover. Moreover, the Decide ordered that Defendants/Respondents be instantly served with the originating processes within the go well with, the movement on discover, and the order of the courtroom.
After ruling on the applying, the Decide set the movement on discover for a listening to on June 19, 2023, when the listening to discover can be served on Defendants/Respondents alongside different processes.
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