The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has secured a N15 million settlement for one of its members who sustained a permanent injury while working with terminal operators; Josepdam Port Services Nigeria Limited.
In a statement released yesterday, the union announced that the dockworker, Mr. Sunday Osunsan sustained the injury 12 years ago, December 2018, resulting in permanent disability.
Josepdam Port Services are the operators of Terminal A at the Tincan island 2nd Gate, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
In a letter addressed to the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, the terminal operators said that as a result of the meeting held with the union, it has decided to pay Mr. David Sunday Osunsan the sum of N15 million owing to industrial accident he sustained in the line of duty.
Mr. Simon Travers Managing Director of Josepdam who signed the letter, said the amount covered the retirement/gratuity benefits, insurance cover for the disabled worker in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the union.
“Based on deliberations of meeting held with your Executive at the Union National Secretariat on Thursday, 13 February, 2020, our Management has decided to review upward the overall settlement for the above named injured staff to the sum of Fifteen Million Naira (-N=15m) as agreed.
“We wish to inform you that after due consultation with the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and consideration on the above subject, we have agreed to pay you retirement gratuity benefit as stated below:
Retirement Gratuity Benefit (Computed using MWUN 2018 CBA). TOTAL – NI, 459,022.00 (One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty-nine Thousand, and Twenty-two Naira only).
“Please note that your Retirement Gratuity benefit as stated above represent complete settlement of
your benefit and in that regard, you hereby waive any right, interest, claim and/or benefit against the company”
“Therefore, Josepdam Port Services Nigeria Limited is hereby completely discharged and released from claims of sums of money. Causes of actions, proceedings, demands, liabilities ot whatsoever and howsoever arising in respect of your former contract of employment with the company”