Activities at the nation’s ports , terminals and jetties are to be grounded for Tuesday and Wednesday as Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria is set to join the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) on a the two day warning strike.
The union disclosed this in a press release where it’s President General, Dr. Adewale Adeyanju directed all members to comply with the strike action by withdrawing their services in all areas across the country
Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, the union’s Head of Media who disclosed this in a press release, said the NLC has i directed all its affiliates to embark on a TWO-DAY nation wide strike of a total shutdown scheduled for Tuesday, 5th September and Wednesday 6th September, 2023.
Ikemefuna wrote in the release that “This decision is due to the Federal Government’s refusal to engage and reach agreement with the Organised Labour on critical issues of the consequences of the unfortunate hike in the price of petrol, which has unleashed massive suffering on Nigerian Workers and the generality of the Nigerian citizens.
“The Maritime Workers Union as an affiliate of the NLC, is obliged to comply with the directive and has consequently instructed all our members in all ports, Jetties, terminals, and oil & gas platforms nation wide to partake on the TWO-WAY total shut down warning strike as directed by the NLC” he said