May 21, 2024


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By Ebenezer William


The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria will begin a nationwide strike by midnight, Tuesday 14th November 2023.

The nationwide strike is coming on the backdrop of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Tuesday, 7th November 2023, directing its affiliate Unions to embark on the immediate withdrawal of services and to shut down Imo State by all public and private sectors workers indefinitely by midnight of November 7th, 2023.

This decision by the NLC and TUC is prompted by a series of violations and encroachments on the rights of workers in Imo State and the distressing and appalling acts of violence and bloodshed inflicted upon the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero and other Unions’ officials by the Imo State government in collaboration with the Nigerian Police, Imo State Command.

The joint communique signed by Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju, President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), who doubles as Deputy President of NLC with Comrade Festus Osifo, President of TUC further directs that if ‘Labours’ demands are unmet, workers all over the federation shall join in withdrawing their services by midnight of Tuesday, the 14th of November, 2023.

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria is an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress; its President -General, Comrade Adeyanju has directed that all members of the Union should comply with the jointly signed communique to commence immediate and total mobilization to ensure MWUN participation in the nationwide strike on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 is complied with indefinitely.

It would be recalled that the initial strike was called off after the intervention of former Minister of Transport Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.

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