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MWUN warns against Workers’ intimidation at Lekki Freeport Terminal; inaugurates district, unit executives

MWUN warns against Workers' intimidation at Lekki Freeport Terminal; inaugurates district, unit executives

 

The President General (PG) of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN),.Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has warned the management of the Lekki Freeport Terminal (LFT) that the union would not accept intimidation of workers of the terminal

He stated this during the inauguration of the elected executives of the Lekki Freeport Terminal District as well as the three unit officers on Tuesday.

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According to him, he has gotten hints of likely intimidation of staff at the terminal.

He said, “We are not going to accept intimidation of workers, I owe nobody any apology because that is why they elected me.

“There is someone who just came and started introducing sentiments. You cannot turn the workers to slaves in their fathers’ land.

Speaking further, Adeyanju called in the newly inaugurated leaders that their interest should be on how to protect the welfare of workers and do not allow the management to suppress the workers.

“You must be sure that due diligence is followed in your dealings and meet with your president and do not disconnect from the workers.

Be an ambassador of hope and development, if the management is going wrong, you have the right to correct them.

You have become the enemy of the management as from today as a result of your new role

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He added that the workers should eschew connive to perpetrate illegality, broach containers saying any worker caught in such act, would be left to suffer for it.

“You have been given opportunity to represent the workforce here, do not see yourself as a thin god. Do not be tribalised, see everybody as your brother.”

Earlier, the Secretary of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Marine branch, Comrade Akin Bodunde, in his address, said that union was not at the terminal to antagonise the management but to partner with them for the development of the organisation and Workers’ welfare.

“Work towards improving and developing the unions. The executives should be good leaders and show the workers the right way to go,” he admonished.

Tajudeen Ibrahim Ohize, President, dockworkers branch of MWUN, while speaking, admonished the workers not to rob the name of the union in the muds

He maintained that the development Nd growth of the union and organisation should be of paramount interest to the new executives

His words, ” The development of this organisation should be paramount in our minds and do not spoil the name of the union.

“The union will not support bad things, don’t think they the union will support you when you do a bad thing.

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“”The management cannot short-change you, we will not take it and to the senior staff and community leaders, let us work.together for the development of the organisation and better welfare for our members,” he admonished.

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