Lagos High Court, LASUTH join NLC strike

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*LASUTH attend to only emergency cases
Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), yesterday, locked them in compliance with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC)’s directive.
The Organised labour decided to embark on industrial action after the negotiations between them and the government over the minimum wage of workers was deadlock.
Raining Dews’ visit to the Court showed that court activities were paralysed.
Due to the strike, the judges were not in court to preside over cases slated for yesterday and no date was communicated for the next hearing of matters before the judges.
Private security guards and few police officers were also sighted around the court gates as lawyers, litigants, visitors, including journalists, were not allowed entry into the courts’ premises.
When The Guardian approached one of the security guards on when the gate would be opened, he said: “Until when we get directive, for now, the gates are locked.”
When The Guardian visited the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), it was discovered that that the strike disrupted clinical services.
Checks at LASUTH revealed that the strike disrupted clinical services as only emergency cases were attended to at the Medical and Surgical Emergency Department.
Members of the health unions, in compliance with the directive from their national bodies, had earlier gone around the health facility, driving the staff out of the offices.
Patients and their relatives were seen complaining about the situation, with some planning on transferring their loved ones to private health facilities.
A worker in the hospital said: “The doctors left early because of the strike and only emergency cases are being attended to. They are observing the strike and relatives have taken away their sick.

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