The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), their officers and affiliates, from embarking on any strike.
Justice Ibrahim Galadima also restrained NLC and TUC from stopping work, in whatsoever form, as planned, from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date; pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The court also granted an order of interim injunction, restraining the unions, their officers and affiliates from disrupting, restraining, picketing or preventing workers or citizens from gaining access to offices to carry out their legitimate duties or business on Sept. 28 or any other subsequent date; pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The judge gave the order, following an ex-parte application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sanusi Musa
Galadima also granted an order directing the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services to provide protection for the claimants and workers who engaged in their legitimate duties.
He said that the order was to protect the claimants and the workers from any form of harassment, intimidation and bullying by the officers, agents or privies of the labour unions; pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.