NLC, TUC deny receiving court order to halt strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have denied receiving a court order restraining them from embarking on the ongoing indefinite nationwide strike.

The President of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo, disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview with Channels Television.

According to him, NLC and TUC did not receive any notice of a court order restraining it from embarking on strike.

“We don’t have any court order; NLC and TUC have none. There is no single communication to that effect”, he said.

His reaction comes after a court judgement surfaced last week restraining the unions from embarking on strike.


But, on Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress commenced a nationwide indefinite strike over an assault on Joe Ajaero, NLC National President, in Imo State.

Newspot reports that affiliate unions, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), National Union of Electricity Employees, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) and others, have thrown their weight behind NLC, TUC by joining the strike action.


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