By DAPO OLAWUNI
The leadership of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has informed the Federal government, as well as port users that ports, Jetties, terminals, and oil & gas platforms nation wide would be Shutdown tomorrow, Tuesday 5th 2023.
In a press statement signed by Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN informed that this action is in compliance with the 2-days warning strike as directed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)
“The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, is in notice of a communique of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) directing all its affiliates to embark on a TWO-DAY nation wide strike of a total shutdown scheduled for Tuesday, 5th September and Wednesday 6th September, 2023.
“This decision is due to the Federal Government’s refusal to engage and reach agreement with the Organised Labour on critical issues of the consequences of the unfortunate hike in the price of petrol, which has unleashed massive suffering on Nigerian Workers and the generality of the Nigerian citizens.
“The Maritime Workers Union as an affiliate of the NLC, are obliged to comply with the directive and has consequently instructed all our members in all ports, Jetties, terminals, and oil & gas platforms nation wide to partake on the TWO-WAY total shut down warning strike as directed by the NLC” the statement read