The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has indicated readiness for the indefinite nationwide strike as directed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) which is expected to commence on Tuesday, October 3rd.
According to a circular signed by the Deputy Secretary, MWUN, Comrade Oniha Erazua on Friday, a copy made available to the media stated that the union will mobilize members across the four branches to shut down port operations nationwide.
Consequently, the circular called on members to mobilise all the branches, districts and unit officials to ensure total compliance with the NLC directives.
These positions came days after the NLC insisted that the strike would go ahead, even as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, directed members, including the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Petrol station workers, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers, and all other allied workers in the value chain of petroleum products distribution to comply with the strike directive.
Members of the four branches namely NPA, Shipping, Dockworkers, Seaman and NIWA Water Transport have earlier called for the government to provide palliative for workers in the maritime industry which they said it is to no avail.