On Monday, the National Industrial Court ruled that the ruling prohibiting the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from going on strike was still in effect.
As a result, the court ordered the parties to maintain the status quo and continued the case for a hearing on July 20.
Recall that on June 7, the NLC and TUC intended to hold a statewide strike in opposition to the elimination of fuel subsidies.
The Federal Government, in reaction, instituted a suit to stop both unions, stating that the proposed strike might gravely affect the larger society and the well-being of the nation at large.
Justice O.Y. Anuwe, while ruling on an ex parte application filed before the court by the Federal Government, ordered the unions not to embark on their planned industrial action or strike of any nature pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated June 5, 2023.
The court on Monday adjourned further proceedings till June 20.