The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, (MWUN), has issued a 14-day strike notice to the federal government over the refusal of the International Oil Companies, IOCs, to allow the Stevedoring Companies access to their platforms to commence operations, denying registered dockworkers and stevedoring companies to operate in the IOCs platforms as required by law.
In a letter dated February 14, 2022, to the Minister of Transportation,
Minister of Labour and Employment, and copied other relevant
stakeholders, the Union threatened to shut ports operations nationwide
from March 1, 2022, until the IOCs, comply with the laws.
The letter signed by the president-general and Secretary-General of
MWUN, Prince Adewale Adeyanju and Felix Akingboye, respectively
said the Union at its meeting held Monday, January 24, 2022, vowed to
embark on an indefinite strike effective Tuesday, 1st March 2022 over
the International Oil Companies non-compliance with the Extant
Stevedoring Regulations known as Government Marine Notice 106 of