Strike: Union asks maritime workers to resume work

MWUN suspends 7-days ultimatum issued to shipping companies


The President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has directed maritime workers to return to work as the proposed strike ordered by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) meant to commence today has been called off.

The strike was to protest the inability of government to address the hardship faced by the citizens as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy in June.

“After the outcome of the emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the Federal Government and labour leaders was held, the NLC and Trade Union Congress 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 tomorrow as instructed by the Nigeria Labour Congress,” a statement issued by MWUN spokesman, Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna,