Court order? What court order? NLC to continue with planned strike


Despite a court injunction stopping the proposed strike action of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, reports filtering in suggest that the duo are far from ready to let the sleeping dog lie.

Vanguard reports that a resolution to continue with the strike was reached at the NLC headquarters in Abuja. Although,newsmen, who waited anxiously to be briefed of the development at the meeting,were left unattended to.

Sources further tell that the unions took the decision to mobilise workers on strike,after exhaustive deliberations on last week’s fuel hike by the federal government and the attendant consequences on the Nigerian workers and the general public.

“Our decision not to suspend the strike was further fuelled by today’s injunction by the Industrial Court,restraining us from proceeding on the strike expected to begin tomorrow,”the source who said.

He disclosed that the two bodies were still studying development and may not honour the meeting expected with the government at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation this evening.

Vanguard gathered that the factional NLC,led by the General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees,Joe Ajaero, may not join the strike. He had hinted yesterday that his leadership was not favourably disposed to embarking on the strike. As at the time of filing this report, the leadership of the NLC and the TUC were yet to turn up for continuation of the meeting which was adjourned earlier.

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