The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has directed its members to return to their duty posts after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), suspended the indefinite strike scheduled to start from October 3, 2023.
In a press statement on Monday, Com John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), urged the workers to return to work.
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its affiliate member Unions across the country to mobilise and shut down 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.
The President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju also asked that all the nation’s Seaports, Jetties, Oil & Gas platforms and Terminals be shut down.
Adeyanju is the current 1st Deputy National President of the NLC.
The statement however says “After the outcome of emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the Federal Government and labour leaders was held, the NLC and TUC had jointly agreed to suspend the strike to allow for implementation of the NLC demands.
“Consequently, 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”