Maritime Workers Union gives NPA July 30 ultimatum

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) yesterday gave the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) up till July 30 to meet its demands without which it would embark on a strike.

MWUN President-General, Tony Nted disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos.

Nted said the union had met with the NPA and agreed that their demands be met on or before July 30, 2015.

“We met with the NPA today (Tuesday) and we discussed on the way forward which is meeting our demands.

“We, however, told them that the demands should be met on or before July 30 or we will resort to strike.

“We want to remain optimistic that the NPA will take the necessary steps as discussed.

“Our demands still remain the issue of salary arrears being owed the workers and the need for the port access roads to be fixed.

“Other issues like that of the job definition of the cargo surveyors and the Tally Clerks have been discussed too,” Nted said.

When contacted on the development, Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs of NPA, Musa Ilya said details of the meeting would be made known in a communiqué.

The union had threatened to embark on strike by July 20 if NPA did not meet its demands.



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