The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has withdraw its membership of Council of Maritime Trade Unions and Association (COMTUA).
The withdrawal of membership from the amalgamation of truck owners association, otherwise known as Council of Maritime Trade Unions and Association (COMTUA) was as a result of breach in agreement as mutually agreed by all members unions and associations
This withdrawal announcement was made known in a statement made available to the press and duly signed by the President General of MWUN, Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju in Lagos on Monday.
Joining forces in order to stem the negative tide of gridlock on Nigerian port access roads and to speak in one voice on matters relating to the development of the maritime sector happens to form part of the agreement reached between MWUN and COMTUA.
The statement reads in part “Unfortunately, this understanding has been breached by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) by their consistent action of going outside agreed limits to write frivolous petition against our members and MWUN, resulting in unwarranted Police action against our members and the subsequent embarrassment occasioned to the union MWUN.
“This tendency of NURTW and its officials to wantonly peddle falsehood and issue unfounded petition against member Unions and association of COMTUA whom she is supposedly collaborating with, to foster solidarity has caused us immeasurable humiliation and placed us in an awkward situation which we no longer can endure
“We therefore see no reason why we should stay on in a collaboration that conflicts with the principles and processes which forms the basis for which it was set up in the first place” it states.
The MWUN boss wished COMTUA well in its future endeavours while saying the union was constrained to take the decision.
COMTUA is amalgamation of different truck associations and unions in the maritime sector that came together as a body to address the menace of gridlock bedevilling the sector, with Mr.Ogbogo Aloga as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the group i while Co-Chairman of the BOT is Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju.