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MWUN Ask Workers To Be At Work

…As NLC, TUC SUSPEND INDEFINITE STRIKE

BY GBOGBOWA GBOWA

The President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju fnli HFCPSP has directed maritime workers nationwide to be at their duty posts following the suspension of the planned strike by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

According to a statement by Head of Media, MWUN, Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna made available to our reporter, the NLC and TUC jointly suspended the indefinite strike billed for October 3, 2023 following the removal of fuel subsidy.

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The statement reads “It would be recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its affiliate member Unions across the country to mobilise and shut down the country following the refusal of government to adhere to the seven points demand made by the NLC and the TUC to ameliorate the suffering of the teeming Nigerian Workers and the impoverished masses of the country.

“It will be further recalled that the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju fnli HFCPSP, in the same vein  equally ordered that all the nation’s Seaports, Jetties, Oil & Gas platforms and Terminals be shut down accordingly.

“But after the outcome of emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the federal government and  labour leaders, the NLC and TUC had jointly agreed to suspend the strike to allow for  implementation of the NLC demands.

“Consequently, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had directed that all its affiliate members should direct their members to return to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023 as the planned indefinite strike has been suspended.

“Comrade Adeyanju, the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress had equally directed that all members of the Maritime sector should resume work today as instructed by the Nigeria Labour Congress”, the statement added.

 

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