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NLC Speaks On Floating Court Order Barring Its Nationwide Action

by Victor Ndubuisi
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In response to those requesting that it abide by the ruling prohibiting it from carrying out its industrial action, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has released a statement.

NLC General Secretary Emmanuel Ugboaja stated in an interview with Arise News on Tuesday that the union members won’t be asked to appear in court because they are not politicians.

“We are not politicians that people will challenge go to court, go to court; it is not about going to court, we should have a culture of social dialogue. and what the ILO, the oldest agency of the United Nations, has deepened after the Second World War is to get people to discuss, is to get people to have conversations, not to be beaten up, not to be dehumanized, not to be threatened to go to court, go to court, no,” he said.

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“The attitude is to have people have conversations around the table, and that is what we have been seeking with the government, a round table discussion, a dialouge as social partners and not bully, what we are having now is a return to the SARS situation where people go about hooded brutalizing citizens and then you are told to go seek redress in court, that is not what our cause are meant for,” he added.

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According to Anaedoonline.ng, he made this remark at the same time as the government led by President Bola Tinubu is still criticising the workers union for continuing its industrial action in defiance of the Industrial Court’s order to cease.

 

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