The National Industrial Court, NIC, in Abuja, has restrained the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, from going on their planned strike in protest of the discontinuation of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
In a ruling delivered by Justice O. Y. Anuwe, the court barred both unions from proceeding with the strike action, pending the determination of a suit that was brought before it by the FG.
The court held that the interim order, as well as the substantive suit, should be immediately served on both the NLC and the TUC, which were cited as defendants in the suit.
The ex-parte application was filed by the FG through the Federal Ministry of Justice.
The Government maintains that the proposed strike action is capable of disrupting economic activities, the health sector and the education sector.
The court has fixed the matter for hearing on June 19.