MWUN Call Off Strike, Direct Workers to Resume Work
As NSA Wade into Labour Dispute With FG
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the aegis of its President -General, Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, has directed all MWUN members in the maritime sector to return to work tomorrow, Thursday, 16th November, 2023.
A media statement signed by Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media of the MWUN, disclosed that the directive to return to work was hinged on the outcome of today’s meeting, Wednesday, 15th of November between the joint session of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Hon. Nuhu Ribadu in Abuja.
According to Ikemefuna, the meeting was held in the NSA’s office, where Hon. Ribadu affirmed the position of Organised Labour Leaders with appeal to put into consideration the plea of the Federal Government to suspend the Nationwide Industrial Strike.
“It was on this premise that Comrade Adeyanju, who is the Deputy President of NLC had to suspend the Nationwide Strike after the joint meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC and TUC was also held today the 15th of November, 2023”, the MWUN media head said.
Ikemefuna further disclosed that the NSA, apart from promising to properly look into the imbroglio between Labour and government and to see how the protracted demands of the Congress will come to an amicable closure, also vowed to meet with the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma to find lasting solutions to the plight of workers in the state even as the NSA also told Labour leaders that two of the hoodlums who assaulted and dehumanised the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero have been arrested and would be prosecuted accordingly.
“While giving kudos to the leadership of the Organised Labour and commending all affiliate Unions over their concerted effort towards the success of the strike action, the Deputy President of the NLC and the Maritime number one Labour leader reiterated his directive that all workers and members of the MWUN should resume work by tomorrow while discussion with the Federal Government continues”, Ikemefuna said.