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ADELEYE MARY ARIT & ORS. v. ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR STAFF OF BANKS INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

(2019) JELR 87489 (NICN)

National Industrial Court of Nigeria  •  NICN/LA/238/2018  •  20 Jun 2019  •  Nigeria

Coram
Hon. Justice (Dr.) I. J. Essien

Judgement

ESSIEN J (DELIVERING THE JUDGMENT): The claimants by an originating summons dated the 7th day of February, 2019 sought the determination of the following questions from this court;

  1. Having regard to the nature of business carried on by the claimants· employers, do the claimants fall into categories of persons or individuals contemplated to be members of the defendant by virtue of the Part 3, Third Schedule of the Trade Unions Act, Cap T14, LFN 2004?
  2. Even if the claimants qualify as persons contemplated to be members of the defendant association (though not conceded), is it not a breach of the claimant’s fundamental rights to freedom of association for the defendants to compel the claimants’ membership of its association, in the face of the claimants’ resistance? 

Upon the determination of the above questions, The claimants seeks the following declaration from the court.

a) A DECLARATION that the claimants being the Senior Staff of GTL REGISTRARS LTD, do not fall within the Jurisdictional …

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