Barring last minute changes, the Maritime Workers’Union Of Nigeria (MWUN) would shutdown Nigerian seaports nationwide in line with the strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) which begins on Wednesday 2nd of August 2023.
To this end, MWUN has commenced mobilisation of all it’s branches, affiliates and officials for the Mass protest, rally to take place.
A statement released by the Union and signed by Comrade Erazua Oniha, on behalf of the Secretary General reads thus,
“In compliance with the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress
We are in notice of the decision of meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which held on Thursday, 27th July 2023 directing all NLC Affiliates to mobilize and sensitize their members preparatory for a nationwide peaceful Mass Protest and Rally scheduled to kick start Wednesday 2nd August, 2023.
“This decision was reached in the face of the Federal Government’s seeming insensitivity to the need to urgently put the necessary instruments in place to cushion the escalating cost of living to which the Nigerian working class and citizens are daily subjected, without any respite in sight due to removal of subsidy from price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS or Petrol).”
“Consequent to the foregoing, all NAC, CWC, NEC and our members in all ports, jetties, terminals and Oil and Gas Platforms nationwide most especially all Districts and Unit are by this notice directed to commence immediate and total mobilization of our members to effectively ensure their participation in the nationwide peaceful mass protest and rally from Wednesday, 2nd August 2023, as directed.”