Friday, December 21, 2018

You Can't Strike Now, Court Tells Assembly Workers

Justice Sanusi Kado of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria has restrained the leadership and members of the Parliamentary Staff Association from embarking on strike or engaging in acts that could lead to the closure of the National Assembly.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, dragged the PASAN members to NID seeking an order to restrain the workers from closing down the federal parliament.

The workers concluded their four-day warning strike over unpaid allowances on Thursday, preparatory to a major industrial action which would lead to the closure of the National Assembly.

Saraki and Dogara in their motion exparte filed on December 18 are seeking the order of the court to retrain PASAN members from proceeding on strike, pending the determination of the motion on notice before it.