As the move to reduce the enormous pressure on the Lagos ports continues by way of encouraging maritime operations in the eastern ports , the leadership of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has, on Tuesday held a strategic meeting with the management of the Onne Multipurpose Terminal, Onne to key into the vast resources of the eastern ports.
The meeting which was held at the Union secretariat in Lagos is aimed at drawing up blue prints for increasing terminal activities in Onne port and boosting business and the supply chain channels of the eastern ports region.
According to a statement made available by the union, the meeting was primarily held to also shore up trade and commerce and even more importantly, commence negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement that will guide conduct and earnings of our employees – dock workers in their terminal while guaranteeing proper standards of their welfare.
Receiving the Onne Multipurpose team in his Office, the President General , commended management of the concessionaire for the investment put in place to benefit Nigerians and create more employment.
Com Adewale Adeyanju, further assured management of the union’s support while encouraging the terminal to put in place the right work environment for the labour force.
The union boss also called on other prospective investors to key into the vast resources of the eastern ports and invest.
Comrade Adewale Adeyanju however lauded the efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in attracting investments and development in the port infrastructure of the nation, especially the seemingly neglected eastern ports.
As stated in the release “The meeting also applauded the commencement of Onne Multipurpose terminals, Operators of berth 9 – 11, Onne Port and joins the growing list of stakeholders to appreciate the efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in attracting investments and development in the port infrastructure of the nation, especially the seemingly neglected eastern ports”