Connect with us


News

FG Warns Civil Servants Against Joining NLC, TUC Strike

Published

on

NLC

The Federal Government has warned civil servants against joining the planned strike by labour unions fixed for Monday, September 28, 2020.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and its affiliate unions had enjoined workers to embark on an indefinite strike, pending when the federal government reverses the price of petrol and electricity tariff.

But in a statement on Friday, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of civil service of the federation, said the federal government is in talks with the labour unions towards ensuring that all agitations by the workers are resolved.

She, however, pointed out that workers cannot embark on the industrial action because there is a court injunction restraining them from doing so.

Yemi-Esan said: “Sequel to the call by the Labour Unions for workers to embark on industrial action from Monday, 28th September, 2020, the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) wishes to inform all public servants that the Federal Government team is currently engaging with the Labour Unions with a view to resolving all contentious issues and avert the planned industrial action.

“Furthermore, it is important to note that there is a court injunction granted by the National Industrial Court (Suit No. NICN/ABJ/253/2020) on 24th September, 2020, restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on any form of industrial action pending the hearing and determination of a Motion on Notice.

“Accordingly, all officers on Grade Level 12 and above and those on essential services are hereby strongly advised to be at work to perform their official duties.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.