Court Fixes Date To Hear Nigerian Government’s Suit Against Striking Doctors

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday fastened September 15 to listen to an utility introduced by the Federal Government towards the hanging resident medical doctors.

When the matter got here up by the use of originating summons, the holiday decide, Justice John Targema, mentioned that the claimant’s utility can be taken.

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He nonetheless, directed that the defendant ought to seem on the subsequent adjourned date to point out trigger why the “No work, no pay” rule shouldn’t be enforced towards it.

Targema thereafter adjourned till September 15 for listening to of the applying from events.

The resident medical doctors underneath the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors started the strike on August 2.

SaharaReporters had on Saturday reported that the Federal Government dragged the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria over the continuing industrial strike motion.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had disclosed this in a letter addressed to NARD and the Federal Ministry of Health.

“Whereas trade dispute has arisen and now exists between NARD and the Federal Ministry of Health/Federal Government and whereas efforts to promote settlement through conciliation were ongoing but had now failed.

“Considering the facts that members of NARD who are classified as essential services workers/employees had embarked on strike on August 2, over the issues under conciliation.

“Contrary to the provisions of Section 18 of the Trade Disputes Act CAP T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, after attending a Conciliation and Agreement Review meeting on July 22.

“Further considering that the Federal Ministry of Health claims to have and produced evidence to have met most of their demands based on the various Memorandum of Action reached during past conciliations, especially that of July 22.

“Now therefore, I, Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 17 of the Trades Disputes Act , CAP T8 laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

“‘I, hereby refer the matter for consideration, and the issues in dispute to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria for adjudication,” the minister had mentioned.

The strike was attributable to what NARD known as the failure of the federal government to satisfy its calls for after the federal government entered right into a memorandum of motion that led to it calling off its strike in 2020.

One of the calls for was the withdrawal of the round by the Head of Service eradicating House Officers from the scheme of service.

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Court Fixes Date To Hear Nigerian Government’s Suit Against Striking Doctors

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