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Impending strike: Why Court Bans NLC, TUC 

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Impending strike: Why Court Bans NLC, TUC 

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has banned the organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on its indefinite strike scheduled to commence on November 6.

The presiding judge, Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on an ex parte application moved on behalf of the Federal Government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata.

Speaking in agreement with Apata, the judge held that if the strike is allowed it would lead to huge economic loss to both public and private institutions and could jeopardise the health of many Nigerians who would not be able to access health facilities during the period.

Impending strike: Why Court Bans NLC, TUC 

The judge also granted the application pending the determination of the substantive suit filed by the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) against both unions.

Justice Sanusi further restrained the NLC, the TUC and the Incorporated Trustees of the Nigerian Governors Forum (listed as the first, second, and third defendants) from taking steps capable of destroying the subject of the dispute.

The organised labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike action to press for the increase in the national minimum wage from the current N18,000.

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