No going Back-MWUN

No going Back-MWUN

By Kathy Kyari 
The Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) ambitions to acquire Bollore Transport and Logistics Nigeria Limited and Tin Can Island Container Terminal prompted a 21-day strike warning, according to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN).

In a phone conversation with our correspondent, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President-General of MWUN, blasted TICT and Bollore for declining to address queries the Union had over the acquisition plan. On September 14, 2022, the Union had written to both companies, he said, "to know the condition of its members, but the companies have purposely refused to engage the Union as they are keeping the employees destiny a secret.

Thus, we are forced to adhere to the provided deadline issued to TCIT and Bollore, in which we ask for information regarding what will happen to our members and what will transpire in the event that management changes, including what will happen to their jobs or payoffs.

At the end of the 21-day warning strike, MWUN asserted that it would be "forced to withdraw its services from the ports if our requests are not granted," as this has become crucial in light of growing unease and unrest regarding the secrecy of the entire process and the potential effects of the acquisition on the employment retention or outright payout of our members.

However, in a statement for the New Years Day, Adeyanju expressed his appreciation for the help he has gotten over the years from the Union members.

He predicted that the Union will see bigger and fresh achievements starting in 2023. While announcing that they will keep calling for peace as a Union.

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