May 21, 2024

MWUN HOSTS ITF COORDINATOR, ANNICA

Com Adeyanju, ITF Coordinator, Annica on his left.

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MWUN HOSTS ITF COORDINATOR, ANNICA

By Ebenezer William

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria ( MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju, only, HFCPSP, plays host to Mrs Barning Annica Marie, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) London, Project Coordinator on Maritime Affiliate Support project( MAS) for ITF, who paid a working visit to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria from London on the 22nd of April, 2024.

Comrade Adeyanju commended Mrs Annica for finding time to visit Nigeria for the very first time since being the Coordinator of the MAS project and also acknowledging the tremendous roles she has been playing on behalf of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria in respect of the MAS project in the country.

The MAS project has been described as very significant in the lives of Nigerian Seafarers, which also stands to better the lots of the Union in terms of increase in membership; for a better negotiation on Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with affiliate companies to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, which will bring about a minimum standard of remuneration across board for all Seafarers in Nigeria, that is the NJIC, where Seafarers salaries are paid in hard currency (Dollars). This project also put the country’s Seafarers as the highest-paid globally. The project is also making sure that Seafarers get their certificate of competence seamlessly from NIMASA amongst others.

Mrs Annica in response praised Adewale Adeyanju, who is the Vice President of ITF Global, Executive Board Member of ITF Global, and Chairman of ITF Africa, for his visionary leadership for the Union and also for having a great passion for Workers’ welfare and for inspiring women’s inclusiveness in the Union.

The workaholic ITF Coordinator noted that she will take back to ITF London the huge progress so far made by the Union concerning the MAS project in the country and that despite some challenges, the project still leaves much to be desired in this all-fruitful programme in Nigeria. Mrs Annica promised to return to Nigeria towards making sure that the MAS project hits its desired target for the Union.

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