: MWUN threatens to ground Port operations nationwide

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has declared six pm Tuesday to shutdown operations across the nation.
The decision became inevitable following non-payment of monies owed stevedoring companies and dockworkers nationwide.
Recall that the union had issued a two-week ultimatum to the IOCs, even as it also reminded the multinationals to fulfil their own bargaining at the weekend.
President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, who gave the directive on Tuesday during a meeting with all the four branches in Lagos, reiterated that the union would not go back on its actions except the International Oil Companies (IOCs) engage the union immediately before the 6pm deadline.
Comrade Adeyanju maintained that for over a year, the union and the IOCs were at loggerhead over the unpaid wages, pointing out that the multinationals had remained recalcitrant.
The union’s boss noted that “Enough is enough and the IOC need to respect the laws of the land because these people are denying us our rights by pay failing to pay our wages”.
He commended the Managing Director, of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over efforts made to engage the IOCs operating offshore and onshore in the nation’s territorial water but maintained that the union could not fold its hand when things were not done the right way.
According to him, some of the workers have allegedly died due to failure on the part of the IOCs non-payment of the wages.
Also speaking ,the branch presidents of seafarers, NPA and Shipping who spoke at the meeting stressed that the union is a formidable body that cannot be pushed around.
They noted that there is no going back from 6pm Tuesday deadline as it commence the industry actions.

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