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Maritime workers to originate indefinite strike Oct 30

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) says it would resume its suspended strike within the delivery sector of the nation’s economy from October 30.

The President-Overall, Mr Adewale Adeyanju, in a assertion via the Union’s Head of Media, Mr John Kennedy Ikemefuna, stated the directive turn out to be mandatory as a result of the unwillingness of the delivery companies’ representative in direction of the negotiation of a minimal fashioned condition of provider for the sector.

Adeyanju stated, “A technical committee comprising the union and delivery employers used to be also inaugurated by the minister to harmonise the union’s demands after three conferences held could moreover not unravel the protracted Minimum Fashioned Situation of Provider downside with the union.

“It’s great of screen also that as soon as a truce used to be practically in search for, the representatives of the delivery employers at the negotiation desk began to absorb a lackadaisical attitude in direction of the whole advise.

“This gave them away as lacking the mandate to take selections; their icy ft on the matter therefore led to the collapse of the negotiation.”

He well-known that the delivery department of the union would originate the suspended indefinite action at some level of the nation’s port formations after the expiration of the renewed seven-day ultimatum issued.

“The replacement three branches of the union, particularly: Nigerian Ports Authority, dockworkers, and the seafarers will in cohesion join their colleagues within the strike action”, he stated.

DAILY POST recalls that the archaic Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo’s intervention, necessitated suspending the indefinite strike action billed for June 5.

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