Contempt Suit: All Workers Will Appear In Court – NLC

Amidst the ongoing protests against “anti-poor people” policies, both private and public sector workers nationwide have announced their solidarity in attending court proceedings regarding a contempt case filed by the Federal Government against organized labor. This announcement was made on Wednesday by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Festus Osifo.

In their joint statement, the labor leaders informed the public that they had recently been served with a court summons, accusing them of contempt of court. The unions, in response to this legal action, are uniting their members and supporters to participate in the court proceedings as a show of strength and determination to address the issues they believe are negatively affecting the welfare of the less privileged.

The situation highlights the continued tension between the government and organized labor regarding policies perceived as unfavorable to the interests of the working class and vulnerable populations in Nigeria. The labor unions’ decision to mobilize their members for the court proceedings reflects their commitment to defending workers’ rights and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of the less fortunate in the country.

“To further show our collective resolve, All Nigerian workers will resume at the Courts wherever they may be across the nation on the days of the Court sittings to hear the contempt proceedings against the leaders of trade unions,” it read.

“The Airports, the Seaports, the Hospitals, Schools; all public and private sector workers will all appear in Court across the nation in response to the Contempt Charges.”

See the full statement below: