LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The National Industrial Court in Abuja, has reaffirmed its earlier order restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on its planned nationwide strike.
Recall that voiceofnaija.ng earlier reported that on 7 June, the NLC and TUC had planned to embark on a nationwide strike in protest of the fuel subsidy removal.
The judge, Olufunke Anuwe, had issued the order restraining the strike on 5 June, two days before the NLC and the TUC planned to embark on a nationwide strike.
At the resumed hearing of the case on 19 June, the court restated the order, saying it would subsist pending the hearing and determination of an application filed in the case.
The Federal Government, in reaction, filed a suit to stop both unions, stating that the strike poses a grave effect on the larger society and the well-being of the nation at large.
The court, however, ordered that parties maintain the status quo and adjourned further proceedings till 20 June.