Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria has commended the federal government for prompt intervention in resolving the issue of staff poor renumeration
The President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju on Monday, stated that the meeting with the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr. Bello Koko is poised to correct the anomaly.
The union members had recently lamented ill treatment by management of the Authority even as they bemoaned decades of stagnation and non increment of their salaries.
He added that the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige was involved in the resolving the pending issue of salary increment
He maintained that a committee had been set up to come up with modalities to regularise the Workers’salaries.
Adeyanju stated that the meeting which held on Friday in Abuja, had in attendance, the National President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba, Managing Director, NPA, Mohammed Koko Bello, Branch President,NPA, Comrade Ifeanyi Mazeli and other top executives from both the Senior Staff Association.
He commended workers from NPA for their patience and endurance towards ensuring the existence of industrial peace at the port, pointing out that increment was long overdue.
“We just have to commend management of NPA for coming out and interact with us on how to increase workers salary.
“The NLC is aware of the labour movement with NPA and our national also assured us to be deeply involved on the best way to resolve the issue”
“My primary responsibility is to protect their welfare mostly with the workers from the four branches of MWUN and the body language of the MD,NPA is showing he is ready to play the game for workers and how to improve on the salaries.
”I want to commend the management of NPA because I see a lot of seriousness.and commitment to resolve the issues at hand.
“We are very serious and we cannot joke with workers welfare and that was the reason behind that meeting with NPA”,he stressed.