Court stops NLC, TUC from embarking on planned strike over minimum wage

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress not to embark on its indefinite strike scheduled to commence on November 6.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.The leadership of the labour unions had agreed to embark on the strike to press home their demands for the Federal government to adopt the N30, 000 minimum wage they are requesting for.The state governors on Wednesday October 31st, announced their readiness to increase the minimum wage from N18, 500 to N22, 500. The Federal government have since rejected the proposed minimum wage by the state governors while the National leadership of the NLC and TUC have said that it is either N30, 000 or they go on strike. Delivering judgment on an ex-parte application restraining the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on the planned strike, Justice Kado 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. He said he was moved to grant the ex-parte application because of the likely devastating effect the strike would have on the nation, its economy and the people.The hearing of the main suit has been fixed for Thursday November 8th.The post Court stops NLC, TUC from embarking on planned strike over minimum wage appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.


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  1. Labour should go ahead and engage the state governors and as well mandated them to accept the 30k minimum wage.

  2. Useless NIGERIA court

  3. Court and govt are the same

  4. the government should act fast concerning this issue

  5. fool of them

  6. minimum wage increase this time around depend onability to payy

  7. Thank God

  8. That’s good idea

  9. No retreat no surrender

  10. If they stop them, they should help them too

  11. Na them no oh

  12. Please labour go on your strike

  13. The only judiciary in the word u can buy with stipen.

  14. why will court do that

  15. fool of them

  16. Alta continua

  17. Clean them there debit

  18. I still stand on my ground that teachers should be paid what they deserve

  19. Indecisive strike by the court .. lol

  20. they should give in to what they are demanding for

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