The Rivers State Authorities has obtained an Order of Interim Injunction to restrain the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC from calling out staff on industrial motion.
State Commissioner for Data and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim whereas briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, mentioned the NLC has been duly served with the Court docket Order.
He acknowledged that Rivers State Authorities believes within the rule of regulation and would obey it to the latter within the subsisting matter.
The Interim Court docket Order reads partially, “restraining the Defendants both by themselves or via their servants, brokers, privies, officers or in any other case from embarking on strike motion in Rivers state on fifth, sixth or seventh September 2020.”
The Commissioner mentioned the order additionally restrained the Defendants to not embark on strike on another date whether or not earlier or later pending the listening to and dedication of the Movement on Discover for Interlocutory Injunction filed within the swimsuit.
In accordance with him, “The Defendants, their servants, brokers, privies and officers are additionally restrained from stopping, hindering, stopping, disrupting and /or interfering in any method in anyway with the availability of service and different works.
“Different works by their members within the Civil and Public Service of the Claimant /Applicant pending the listening to and dedication of the substantive movement on Discover for Interlocutory Injunction already filed.”
Nsirim famous that if Labour decides to disobey the regulation, it could be thought of as contempt of Court docket and the regulation would take its course.
Defendants within the matter are, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Commerce Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, Comrade Beatrice Itubo and Comrade Austin Jonah.