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Nationwide Strike: FG Issues Strong Warning To Civil Servants

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The federal government has admonished federal workers to desist from joining the planned nationwide strike and protest by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) billed to commence on Monday.

The Editor Nigeria had reported that NLC and TUC and its affiliate unions had instructed 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, Yemi-Esan said the federal government is engaging the labour unions towards ensuring that all their yearnings are met and issues raised are amicably resolved.

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

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“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,” she said.

“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.”

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