Nigerian Maritime Workers Union Calls For Strike Over Port Access Roads

The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria formally called for a three-day nationwide warning strike on Tuesday afternoon from December 9th to December 11th over port access roads

The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria formally called for a three-day nationwide warning strike on Tuesday afternoon from December 9th to December 11th over port access roads

In a statement, the union said that the three-day strike will serve as a warning for the possibility of a longer, future work stoppage. 

The union also pointed out that the purpose of this labor action is “simply to condemn the poor state of the infrastructure and especially the deteriorating roads that lead to seaports in Lagos State. This simply cannot be tolerated and we’re going to take all actions we can to change this situation.”

According to a Telesur report, the walkout will disrupt dock and port services, as well as cargo handling, prompting maritime freight delays. 

The TV network also reported that strike participants might stage protests near the port during the work stoppage, pointing out that clashes between the security forces and striking workers are possible.


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