The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have vowed to proceed with the November 14 nationwide strike despite a restraining order from the National Industrial Court.
Recall that the president of the court, Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip, following an ex-parte application filed by the Federal Government (FG) and the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN stopped the labour unions from proceeding with its industrial action slated for November 14.
But in a Monday statement, the unions ordered workers to withdraw their services ahead of the strike.
“In furtherance to the decision of the Joint National Executive Council (NEC) of NLC and TUC, all workers in Nigeria are hereby directed to withdraw their services effective 12:00 midnight today, 13th November 2023,” the unions said in a joint statement.
“Consequently, all affiliates and state councils of NLC/TUC are directed to issue circulars for maximum compliance and these circulars be made available to the National Secretariats or posted to the NEC and CWC Whatsapp Platforms.”