Metro Strike: Why We Won't Obey 'Black Market' Injunction - NLC Chairman


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The Chairman of Edo State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Ademokun, Tuesday described the injunction granted the federal government by the National Industrial Court, which stopped the planned strike action by the NLC, until the determination of a suit filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, as “black market injunction.”

He disclosed that it was a known fact that the NLC in Edo State does not subscribe to rulings of the Industrial Court. He cited an incident in 2007 when the NLC in the state disregarded the ruling of the Industrial Court.

“We all agreed to commence the strike midnight on Tuesday and the federal government actually summoned the organised labour for a meeting and the meeting was deadlock.

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A proposal was being discussed as I speak to you now. But the organised labour actually rejected the proposal of the federal government to put on hold the proposed strike. As I speak now, the strike action with the protest will continue as planned.

“‎The court injunction is a black market injunction, we are not going to honour it. It is an indefinite strike action until the government reverses the rices of petroleum products pump price to N86.50 and again, electricity tariff reversed to the old rate.

“We are moving ahead with the strike action. We are going to seal of petrol stations across the state and any filling station that flout the order, we will mobilize and dispense their fuel at N86,” he said.
 

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