Maritime Workers Petitions Transport Minister

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has petitioned the Minister of Transport Rotimi Ameachi over activities of some shipping companies, consignees and agents considered anti-workers and inimical to the nation’s economy.

They urged Ameachi to intervene to forestall a nationwide industrial unrest.The union, in the petition dated July 11, 2016, claimed that some of the affected shipping companies would berth without submitting their manifests to the Stevedoring Contractors for billing or allowing all the statutory bodies to board the vessels for inspection

MWUN in the petition, signed by its President-General, Tony Nted Emmanuel, alleged that there were connivance from some highly placed officials of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for personal gains at the expense of the nation’s and workers in the Ports, especially Dockworkers. Read more

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