MWUN  Directs Members  To Commence Nationwide Strike Over Infractions On Rights of Workers, Assault  On NLC President 
By: Bisi Akingbade 

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN,  has directed its members to embark on nationwide strike by midnight, Tuesday 14th November, 2023  over series of infractions and encroachments on the rights of workers and the assault  on the  person of the President of Nigeria  Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero by the  Nigeria  Police in Imo State. 

In a press release signed  by the Head of Media,  MWUN,  Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna,  indicated  that 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 immediate withdrawal of services and to shutting 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 infractions 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.

"In a  joint communique signed by the President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN,  Comrade Adewale Adeyanju  who doubles as Deputy President of NLC with Comrade Festus Osifo, President of TUC which further directs that in the event that '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 as 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.

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