You are A Liar
-MWUN Tells Boma Alabi
By Ebenezer Willam
Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has called out to the Chairman of the Shippers Employers Association (SAN) Mrs. Boma Alabi to stop manipulating the public with fabricated lies about its 7-day strike ultimatum.
In a statement issued by the spokesperson of MWUN, Comrade John K Ikemefuna, MWUN had initially embarked on a 14-day strike ultimatum but had to call it off after the intervention of former Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who constituted a technical committee comprising members of the union, the Shipping Employers Association, while the Shippers Council was appointed to mediae over the protracted matter.
It was revealed in one of the public statements of Boma Alabi that the Shipper’s Employers have improved in terms and conditions of its employees.
This assertion of Alabi was faulted by MWUN who argues that if Ahippera Employers had done what they are falsely claiming then there would have been no need for a fresh 7-day strike ultimatum.
According to MWUN, spokesperson ” it is also unfounded when she said that a total of 15 meetings have been held with the Nigerian Shippers Council from April to September 023. This is another fabricated lie as the meeting billed for October 30 was a result of this recent ultimatum issued”.
“It is quite saddening that the Chairman of SAN, Mrs Boma was just dressing the Union with a borrowed robe when she stated again that the Union is seeking to impose minimum standards of employment on its members”.
“Yes, if SAN was not lackadaisical over the NJIC matter which has dragged this long even with the constituted committee led by the Shippers Council which up till now has not scaled through; for the fact that the representatives of SAN have no mandate to take decisive decisions each time the parties have met. This has been the major factor why we are still stagnated over the matter”.
“No doubt, SAN has been trying to avoid what will bring the NJIC matter to fruition, hence, they keep sending their delegates without giving them a clear-cut mandate over this open-ended matter to bring it to a close”
” As a Union, we would not sit down with folded arms and watch our members being enslaved over what is due them in the industry, hence, the Union’s call for strike action towards making sure that this matter is resolved once and for all”.