Industrial Action: Shippers’ Council pays Advocacy visit to MWUN


… Pledged to engage APMT Management over labour demands

The Management of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, led by Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Hon. Emmanuel Jime, today, paid an advocacy visit to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN at the Union’s headquarters in Ajegunle.

Com. Adewale Adeyanju, President General, MWUN welcomed the management of NSC, commending Shippers’ Council for its various efforts in the maritime industry.

In the course of discussions, the issue of the ongoing shutdown of AP Moller Terminal in Apapa came up. Comrade Adeyanju expressed disappointment in the attitude of APM Terminal management, specifically, the “Hire & Fire” system.

He also complained about the poor retirement package APMT gives its employees.

Also speaking at the meeting was District chairman, APMT, Comrade Tunde Balogun who spoke about APM Terminal’s employment of foreign workers instead of Nigerians, demotion of staff in order to accommodate expatriates in higher positions of the organization and the employment of inexperienced workers to high positions in the organization.

He also bemoaned the discriminatory payment structure of the organization.

Responding, the ES/CEO, NSC pledged to engage the management of APMT with a view to resolving the issues.

He also pleaded with the President General of the MWUN for some more time in order to achieve these.

This was followed by a response from the President General who said that the Union would look into the request.

He described Hon. Jime as an ambassador of peace.

Photo: Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria welcoming Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council to the Union’s Secretariat during his advocacy visit to MWUN today.

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