The union issued the strike over a lingering dispute with shipping companies concerning the poor pay package and welfare of employees.
Maritime workers have been ordered to embark on nationwide strike starting from Monday, 5th June.
The order was given by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, according to a report by Vanguard.
MWUN directed workers to shut down all operations of shipping companies and begin an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday over a lingering dispute with shipping companies concerning the poor pay package and welfare of employees.
At a briefing, Thursday, the President-General of MWUN, Prince Adewale Adeyanju, lamented that since 2018 Organised Labour had been battling with the shipping companies on the minimum standard for shipping companies on the welfare of workers to no avail.
According to him, despite several ultimatums and interventions of the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, the Shipping companies, mostly multinationals, had refused to yield, expressing sadness that the working conditions of the workers in the nation’s shipping industry were nothing short of modern-day slavery.