MWUN Suspend Strike Action As NSC Step In



The Nigeria Shippers’ Council has stepped in to resolve the industrial dispute between the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and the Shipping Companies/ Agencies, Freight Forwarders Employers Association (SCAFFEA).

The negotiations to halt the strike action embarked upon by the Workers Union came after a successful halt of operations in all the shipping line agencies across the country on Monday 5th June.

Eorkers under the ploys of various shipping companies were earlier seen barricading all their offices in Apapa in line with last week directive from MWUN

The notable shipping lines , like Hull Blyte, Maersk Line , Grimaldi ,CMA CGM and MSC etc. were shutdown completely by members of the union.

The Workers Union engaged management of the Nigerian Shipper’s Council on the best way forward to resolve the trade dispute and a communique was reached and duly signed Rt. Hon Emmanuel Jime, ED/ CEO, NSC , Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, PG, MWUN and Mr Ascanio Russo,, SCAFFEA.


According to report of the communique made available to Search Light Media, it reads “Communique issued at the end of meeting between Nigeria Shippers’ Council, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and the Shipping Companies/ Agencies, Freight Forwarders Employers Association at the Nigeria Shippers’ Council training room on Monday 5th June.

“The Nsc mediate on the strike action embarked.upon by MWUN resulting from a breakdown of negotiations between the Union and the shipping companies agencies & freight forwarders employers association (SCAFFEA) on minimum standard of condition of service in the shipping industry held at the training room of Nigeria Shippers’ Council on Monday 5th June 2023.

‘There were presentations by the Nigeria Shippers’ Council through the Executive Secretary/ CEO, Hon Emmanuel Jime and also by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria through the President General , Comrade Adewale and the Shipping Companies/Agencies & Freight Forwarders Employers Association by Mr Ascanio Russo

“At the end of deliberations, the following were agreed upon as the communique of the meeting:

“1. Maritime Workers Union and Shipping Companies/Agencies and Freight Forwarders Employers Association expressed commitment for sinscete negotiations on the the minimum standard condition of service in the industry.

“2. Parties agreed to a timeline of one month starting from Monday 5th June 2023 to 4th July 2023 for completion of the negotiations .

“3. Parties to establish an acceptable minimum.standards on the condition of service in the Shipping industry especially on gratuity.

“4. Based on the above , the Maritime Workers Union agreed to suspend the on-going industrial strike”


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