The President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has warned newly elected executives of the Dockworkers Branch of the union against staging industrial actions in the unit for personal gains.
Adeyanju, who gave the warning during the election of the Dockworkers Branch at the weekend, said anyone caught engaging in unauthorised strike at the port would face the wrath of the union.
“The road is not as easy as you think, if you stop work because of money, you will see the wrath of the national executive. Don’t put money first, if you work, money will come. There should not be making of money through illegal means,” he told the executives.
While recounting the achievements recorded during his tenure as President of the Branch before election as MWUN President-General, Adeyanju said through open door policy, conflicts which had tendencies to snowball into major industrial crises were nipped in the bud.
He said a collective bargaining agreement was signed with stevedoring companies, port operators and other stakeholders adding that the branch also instituted a retirement and pension scheme for its members.
Also speaking, immediate past President of the union’s NPA Branch, Comrade Adeleke Sanni, canvassed for peace and harmony among members of the union.
He said liberality would command loyalty and support from the members of the union.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Tajudeen Ohize, has emerged as the President of the Dockworkers Branch. Hakeem Lawal was elected the Vice President while Lawal Mukaila and Joseph Odemene emerged the Treasurer and Auditor respectively.
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