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The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja late Thursday ordered an interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) their officers, affiliates and privies from embarking on any strike or stoppage of work from Monday September, 28 2020.

The order is till the pendency of the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

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The Judge also granted an order of interim injunction restraining the unions, their officers, affiliates, privies from disrupting, restraining, picketing or preventing the workers or its affiliates or ordinary Nigerians from accessing their offices to carry out their legitimate duties on the 28th September 2020 or any other date.

Justice Galadima made the order sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa.

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The court also granted an order compelling the Inspector General of Police and the Director General Department of State Services (DSS) to provide protection for workers engaged in their legitimate duties from any form of harassment, intimidation and bullying by the officers, agents or privies of the unions pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

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The organised had threatened to begin strike on Monday, 28th September, 2020 due to hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff.

As at the time of filing this report, the NLC, TUC were being engaged by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment over the proposed strike.

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