Court Halts Proposed Strike By NASS Workers

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The National Industrial Court (NIC) has restrained National Assembly workers from embarking on a proposed strike.

Hon. Justice I.S. Galadima gave the order in his ruling on a motion ex-parte filed by the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).

The NASC (Claimant/Applicant) in the suit No. NICN/ABJ/317/2022, dated October 18, 2022 it brought against the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (Defendant/Respondent) prayed the court to grant an Order of interim injunction restraining the defendant/respondent either by themselves, their agents, officials, officers or privies from embarking or continuing with their earlier suspended nationwide strike in the National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission pending the determination of the Motion on Notice filed in the suit.

The Commission also urged the court for an Order directing all the parties in the suit to maintain status quo ante bellum at the date of filing the suit pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice filed in the suit.

It also prayed the court for an order directing the defendant not to lock up the NASC office in Utako Abuja and the National Assembly Complex.

In his ruling, Justice Galadima granted an order to restrain PASAN.

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