Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Tuesday gave the Nigerian Ports
Authority (NPA) up till July 30 to meet its demands without which it would
embark on a strike.
of the MWUN, Mr Tony Nted, made the disclosure on telephone to the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
told NAN that the union had met with the NPA and agreed that their demands be
met on or before July 30, 2015.
met with the NPA today (Tuesday) and we discussed on the way forward which is
meeting our demands.
however, told them that the demands should be met on or before July 30 or we
will resort to strike.
want to remain optimistic that the NPA will take the necessary steps as
discussed,’’ Nted said.
demands still remain the issue of salary arrears being owed the workers and the
need for the port access roads to be fixed.
issues like that of the job definition of the cargo surveyors and the Tally
Clerks have been discussed too.’’
contacted on the development, Mr Musa Iliya, an Assistant General Manager, Public
Affairs of the NPA, said details of the meeting would be made known in a
reports that the union had threatened to embark on strike by July 20 if the NPA
did not meet its demands.
had issued a 14-day ultimate to the NPA within which their eight months’ salary
arrears should be settled or face the port being shut to operations.
will be recalled that members of the union had embarked on strike late in 2014
over the lingering issues of Cargo Surveyors taking over their jobs and
non-payment of salary.