Maritime Worker’s Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has taken a cue from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in jointly suspending the indefinite strike billed for October 3, 2023 following the removal of fuel subsidy.
News Diet recalls that the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its affiliate member Unions across the country to mobilize and shutdown the country following the refusal of government to adhere to the seven points demand made by the NLC and the TUC to ameliorate the suffering of the teeming Nigerian workers and the impoverished masses of the country.
Similarly, the President-General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju previously ordered that all the nation’s seaports, Jjetties, oil & gas platforms and terminals be shut down accordingly for operations.
However, after the outcome of emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the federal government and labour leaders, the NLC and TUC had jointly agreed to suspend the strike to allow for implementation of the NLC demands.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had directed that all its affiliate members should direct their members to return to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023 as the planned indefinite strike has been suspended.”
“Comrade Adeyanju, the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress had equally directed that all members of the Maritime sector should resume work tomorrow as instructed by the Nigeria Labour Congress,” Adeyanju said in a press statement disseminated by Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN.