Strike Spreads through Nigerian Ports

Strike Spreads through Nigerian Ports

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is planning to shut the nation’s ports’ operations and start an indefinite strike today over lingering disputes with the government, according to Gulf Agency Company (GAC).

Last weekend the union notified the relevant authorities – such as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigerian Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and terminal operators – of the intention to shut down the ports, if the latest ultimatum given to the government to address the pending issues passed without any action by December 15.

The long standing issues behind the industrial action include tally clerks/on-board security, minimum standard for dockworkers, as well as NPA staff welfare matters.

The Nigerian government earlier decided to discontinue the use of tally clerks/on-board security, which MWUN sees as a threat to ports’ operations and national security.

Image: NPA

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