Industrial Court sitting in Calabar has suspend the ongoing NLC strike in Cross River with immediate effect
Justice Sanusi Kardo of the Industrial Court of Nigeria in Calabar, has given an order suspending the ongoing strike and sit at home action embarked upon by the Cross River State Branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress and other affiliate unions in the state.
The Honorable Justice Kardo order issued on Wednesday, October 19, 2021 in Calabar restrained Labour and other affiliate Labour groups from further holding rallies pursuant to the strike and locking up government premises and ordered that the strike should be suspended with I. Mediate effect.
The Industrial Court Justice ruled that the strike action embarked upon by the Nigeria labour Congress (NLC) in the state did not comply with S.18 of the trade dispute Act.
Justice Sanusi Kardo further urged parties to negotiate on any issues if there are any to be negotiated to arrive at amicable resolution.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State had instituted legal action against NLC in the state for embarking on strike since last week and locking up government offices.
He contended that labour did not comply with the requirements of the law before embarking on the current industrial action.