NLC rejects National Industrial Court verdict against employees

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has rejected the National Industrial Court, NIC, verdict that favored the Federal Government over the interests of the country’s people and workers.

Mr Joe Ajaero, President of the NLC, stated this in a communique signed jointly with Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General Secretary of the Congress, at the conclusion of an emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the NEC meeting was called to discuss the conclusion of the talks between the NLC and the Federal Government on the increase in petroleum product prices.

According to the NGOLADITV the NLC declared a statewide strike on June 3 against the increase in petrol prices, which was set to begin on June 7.

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It would also be beneficial.

To therefore support and accept the decision of the leadership of Congress to suspend the proposed strike action in compliance with the flawed rulings of the NIC.

“Also to allow negotiations to flow freely and enable final agreement during or after the 19th June, 2023, negotiation round with the federal government.

“To however register in strongest terms its disgust and disapproval with the ruling of the NIC for its continuous weaponization of the instrument of Exparte injunction in favour of the government.

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“That it is against the interests of Nigerian workers in defiance of the position of the Supreme Court on the use of this instrument,” it said.

Congress further stated that all Affiliates and State Councils of Congress are hereby directed to suspend further action and mobilisation until the outcome of the final negotiations.

The communiqué commended all Affiliates and State Councils on their robust mobilisation towards a successful nationwide strike and to also remain vigilant in case there is a need to continue.

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