Maritime workers ready to join nationwide strike Monday

The Maritime Workers Union Union of Nigeria has vowed to comply with the directive of both the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to join in the indefinite nationwide strike commencing on Monday.

The President General of MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju, said the indefinite nationwide strike has become very imperative, “given the failure of the Federal Government and the inconclusive national minimum wage negotiation and refusal to reverse the hard-biting hike in electricity tariff,”

This was contained in a statement on Saturday signed by the Head of Media, MWUN, John Ikemefuna.

Adeyanju, however, directed members of the union to comply with the directive.

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“The MWUN has directed its members in all ports nationwide, jetties, terminals, and oil & gas platforms to effectively ensure total compliance to the directive of the NLC and TUC.

“This would serve as notice to all our concerned stakeholders in the maritime sector,” Adeyanju said.

The PUNCH reported that members of organised labour on Friday declared a nationwide indefinite strike over the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this at a press conference at the Labour House, Abuja.

Ajaero said the strike would begin by midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

The NLC leader, who read from a jointly prepared speech alongside his TUC counterpart, Festus Osifo, expressed what it described as, “grave concern and disappointment” over the Federal Government’s failure to conclude and pass into law a new National Minimum Wage Act and reverse the hike in electricity tariff to N65/kWh.

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