The Strike Must Hold – NLC Rejects Court Order Against Proposed Strike


The Edo State Chapter of the the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),  has declared indefinite strike in the state.
Despite the industrial court’s order forbidding them from embarking on the strike, the workforce still insist that the proposed indefinite strike will commence on Wednesday.

The Edo state chapter of NLC described the ruling of the court as a black market injunction, urging its members and members of the civil society organizations not to succumb to threats in some quarters and match forward with the strike.

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Emmanuel Ademokun, the state chairman of the congress while speaking to journalists at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benin City, said:

That order was a black market injunction and we are not going to abide by it.The strike will commence on Wednesday.

As regard the Industrial court, we have never respected the order. The court restrained us from using the stadium. Oshiomhole was then the leader. We are going ahead to implement the strike and a directive has already been given from the national headquarters that the strike commences on Wednesday. There is no going back.

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