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Labour matters: Nigeria, Egypt Maritime unions seek cooperation of African labour unions.

Labour matters: Nigeria, Egypt Maritime unions seek cooperation of African labour unions.

 

…MWUN achievements beyond shores of Nigeria – PG

 

Happy Diamond Age

Segun Oladipupo

 

The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has said that its achievements have cut across the borders of Nigeria, hence the global recognition accorded the union.

The union which stated that the visit of the leadership of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Egypt expressly testifies to the claim, added that the visit also served as an eye opener for the members of the union in Nigeria

Speaking during the farewell and souvenir sharing event organised for the visitors, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President General of MWUN described the meeting as being very important saying it has opened a global window for the union.

Comrade Adeyanju who was represented at the event by Comrade Tonye Harry, a Deputy President General of the union informed that the union would latch on the visit to add global value to the functions of the union.

“The meeting is very important seeing the similarity between Nigeria and Egypt moreso, the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria and Maritime Workers’ Union of Egypt. This is to say globally that the workforce as directed by the union is the same as in Egypt and Nigeria.

“Their visit to Nigeria is an eye opener that under the leadership of Comrade Adeyanju, the achievements of MWUN is not only in Nigeria but has gone global. That is why the Egyptian union found it necessary to come and see how we operate in MWUN.

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“The jobs we do are the same. It is just for us to add global value to what we are handling and I think their coming has also opened the eyes of the leadership of Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria particularly our President General who is a workaholic.

Cross section of the members of MWU Egypt

“Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria has benefitted good relationship from the visit of this our counterpart from Egypt. It has started and I believe it is going to continue,” he submitted.

Responding, the members of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Egypt to Nigeria, called on the union that the African Union should strengthen ties to make unionism seamless in the continent.

Speaking one after the other, they all expressed happiness over the meeting of the two unions even as they averred that cooperation could help solve labour problems in Africa

“We should strengthen ties between Nigeria and Egypt. We are going to send official invitation to you to come to Egypt.

“I am happy that we made new friends. We witnessed cooperation between the two unions and this is very important to us.

“With cooperation, we can overcome all the problems and issues in labour sector.”

The Egyptian union delegation was led by Comrade Mohammed Hassan Mohamed Khalifa, Deputy President General of Maritime Workers’ Union of Egypt.

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Other members are; Comrade Ahmed Helmy Ahmed Abdelrahman
Comrade Fahmy Award Mohamed Elsheshtwy Sakr, Mr. Mahmoud Fouad Mahmoud and Mr. Tarek Gad Aly Abdelrehim.

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