By Bankole Wright
LASPTECH staff has denied rumours on an ex-parte order reported to have been granted the state to force the suspension of the ongoing strike by the union. They reported that the information is false and revealed that it is a deliberate attempt by the Lagos State functionaries/ LASPOTECH management to cause confusion among the members of the union.
They further said that;
We therefore appeal to the management to desist from this unhealthy and cheap propaganda as it doesn’t portray them in good light, and allow the court to do its work. What they failed to achieve through the court can’t be achieved through propaganda. It is true that they filed an ex-parte order in court twice ( on 1st and 3rd August) respectively, and the court struck out the motion on the two occasions.
The court ruling goes thus:
Order granted as prayed. The claimants motion ex-parte filed on August 1, 2017 at pages 1to 59 of the courts record is accordingly struck out as prayed for by the claimants counsel” this was granted by the court after the government counsel apply for withdrawal of the on filed document of August 1. They do this to perfect their documents, and re-filed same on the 3rd of August, and the dismiss their motion! Saying “…… In the circumstance, I find and hold that the claimants have failed to satisfy the court on the urgency of this application. I therefore decline to grant this motion ex-parte and dismiss same”. It is evident that the management has failed in securing an order through the back door to frustrate the unions legitimate fight on their demands for arrears of migration, the case hence was adjourned to 15th August for us to show appearance, but going by the court summons, victory to the unions is sure insha Allah! Because, the management’s claims were filled with untrue statements and flawed documents. Therefore, dear congress men and women, it’s your support and prayers that we need as we prepare to meet them in court come 15th August 2017. So, no cause for alarm, as victory is near! Aluta continua!!
The attempt to get back door injunction was struck out, yet they went to press giving order. Just embarrassing the state. In response to the news that the National Industrial Court granted the motion Exparte ordering members of our Union to resume work, we make bold to say that the motion exparte was dismissed. Therefore we reiterate the fact that it is only the court that can order resumption, kindly ignore ALL or ANY directive from the office of the PRO or ANY other agent of the administration. Pls see attached for clarification.
Earlier today, the students led by the Student Union Excos walked on the organisers of Ready Set Work to protest the ongoing strike. It took the intervention of the Deputy Registrar (public relations & information) before normalcy could return at the venue of the programme.
Please take note that the strike remains TOTAL & INDEFINITE.