As Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliate prepare to shut down the country with an industrial action on Monday September 28, 2020, the Federal Government has asked its officers on Grade level 12 and above and those on essential duties to continue to work.
This is contained in a circular HCSF/190/S.I/u/19 dated 25 September, 2020 signed by Dr. Folasade Yem-Esan
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and made available to HammerTimes on Friday in Abuja.
“Sequel to the call by the Labour Unions for workers to embark onindustrial action from Monday, 28th September, 2020. the Office of theHead of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), wishes to inform allpublic servants that the Federal Government team is currentiy engagingwith the Labour Unions with a view to resolving all contentious issues andavert 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) on24m September, 2020 restraining the NLC and TUC in 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 lo be at work to perform their official duties.
“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers are therefore
enjoined to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of allconcerned officers and ensure strict compliance,” she said. (HT)