MWUN suspends planned industrial action


Following the interventions by the managements of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as well as the plea of well-meaning Nigerians, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has temporarily suspended its planned industrial action billed to commence at 12am on March 1, 2022.

The Union in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by the President General, MWUN, Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju and the Secretary General, MWUN, Comrade Felix S. Akingboye revealed that the managements of NPA and NSC held separate meetings with her on Friday 25th February, 2022 to deliberate the way forward following the 14 days notice it issued the federal government on the non-compliance with the extant stevedoring regulation (Marine Notice 106 of 2014) by the International Oil Companies (IOCs).

It noted that both managements appealed to the Union for time to prevail on the IOCs to comply with the extant stevedoring law adding that a time lag of 30 days effective 25th February, 2022 was granted.

“However, at another meeting held with the management NPA, representatives of the IOCs, NNPC, NAPPIM and NASO today (yesterday), 28th February, 2022, it was agreed that two (2) weeks effective today (yesterday) 28th February, 2022 be given to the IOCs to complete all processes to comply with the law and commence implementation of engaging stevedores and Dockworkers on their oil platforms and report back to the Authority and the Union for review.

“Consequent upon the above and the plea of well-meaning Nigerians, the Union as a patriotic responsible organization hereby temporarily suspends campaign it’s planned industrial action billed to commence 12am, 1st of March, 2022”, the Union said.

Photo: Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju, President General, MWUN.

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