The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has insisted that the planned port shutdown will commence at midnight, Tuesday 14, 2023 in agreement with it’s national body, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) nationwide strike.
Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN gave the information in a statement on Monday.
According to him, the strike is coming on the instructions of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held, Monday, November 13, 2023, directing all affiliates of the Congress to strictly comply.
The NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) took this decision after their joint meeting in Abuja, which was prompted by a series of infractions and encroachments of the rights of workers, and the distressing incidents involving the abduction and assault on the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero and other Unions’officials and the continued refusal of government to implement agreements, non-payment of backlog of salaries, pensions, discriminatory payment of salaries and non-compliance to national minimum wage.
As an affiliate of the NLC, the MWUN is geared to commence the nationwide strike as directed by the NLC.