The head of civil service of the federation, Folasade Yemi Osan on Friday warned civil servants to not to join the planned strike by labour unions across Nigeria.
In a statement released released Friday September 25, the head of civil service said joining the planned action would be unlawful as there was already a restraining order following a court injunction.
The statement reads :
“Sequel to the call by the Labour Unions for workers to embark on industrial action from Monday, 28th September, 2020, the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) wishes to inform all public servants that the Federal Government team is currently engaging with the Labour Unions with a view to resolving all contentious issues and avert the planned industrial action.
“Furthermore, it is important to note that there is a court injunction granted by the National Industrial Court (Suit No. NICN/ABJ/253/2020) on 24th September, 2020, restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on any form of industrial action pending the hearing and determination of a Motion on Notice.
“Accordingly, all officers on Grade Level 12 and above and those on essential services are hereby strongly advised to be at work to perform their official duties.”
She made it clear that there were talks between the FG and labour union leaders to address their grievances.