The Federal Government has urged Civil Servants not to join the Labour Unions on the planned strike they intend to embark upon on Monday, 28th September due to the fuel price, electricity tariff hike.
On Friday, in a statement, the head of civil service, Yemi-Esan stated that because there is a court injunction restraing the labour unions from embarking on a strike, they cannot embark on a strike.
”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.”