The National Industrial Court in Ikoyi has directed the Staff Unions of the Lagos State Polytechnic to suspend the strike action embarked upon on August 1st, 2017.
This court ruling was given on Tuesday August 15th 2017 by the Hon. Justice F.I. Kola-Olalere pending the hearing and determination of the Unions’ notice and preliminary objection to the notice of interlocutory injunction by the Lagos State Government.
It will be recalled that the State Government last week took the agitating staff unions of the institutions to court to stop them from continuing their industrial action. Responding to this, the Unions filed a Statement of Defence and preliminary objection on Friday 11/08/2017.
While declaring the court ruling, Hon. Justice Kola-Olalere who adjourned the hearing of the preliminary objection by the defendant to Wednesday September 27, 2017, directed the parties involved to explore amicable resolution of the issues before the adjourned date in line with the provision of section 20 of the NIC Act, 2016.
The administration of His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode, which recently increased the monthly subvention of our State tertiary institutions and paying staff salaries as at when due is committed to entrenching stability in the institutions with the aim of ensuring that students, as well as faculty and staff, can freely pursue the transformative innovation, and research that will ensure the continued prosperity of Lagos State and the country, as a whole.
Lagos State Government reiterates her commitment to resolving and finding a lasting solution to the issues raised by the Unions.