Daily Trust studies that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dragged the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, earlier than the National Industrial Court in Benin following suspension of union actions throughout state-owned increased establishments.
The suspended unions are ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and all allied Unions.
Other defendants within the swimsuit are Edo State Government and Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
The swimsuit filed by Kingsley Obamogie on behalf of claimants, Dr. Cyril Onogbosele (Chairmen) and Dr. William Odion (Assistant Secretary) of ASUU, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma mentioned that the suspension of commerce union actions of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, is unconstitutional, unlawful, null and void, and identical is extremely vires the powers of the defendants.
They are additionally looking for declaration that the defendants haven’t any energy by any means to intervene or meddle with the claimants’ train of their rights, as members of a registered commerce union to have interaction in commerce union actions on the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
They are additionally looking for order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their servants, workers and/or brokers from or interfering with or intermeddling within the Claimants’ train of their elementary proper to have interaction in commerce union actions on the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma amongst different injunctions.
The claimants are additionally asking the courtroom to find out “Whether upon the correct interpretation and construction of Section 40 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and 35(3) of the Trade Union Act.,.Cap. T14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, the defendants are not bereft of power to suspend or prohibit Trade Union Activities of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma”.
No date has been fastened for the swimsuit supported with a 15 paragraph affidavit in an originating summon dated June 14.
Recall that following the strike embarked upon by ASUU, the Edo State Government had via the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, introduced suspension of unions’ actions in state-owned establishments and directed “the management of the institution to implement a no-work-no-pay policy, declare vacant and advertise the position of any staff that refuses to resume work in line with this directive”.
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