Labour threatens to shut ports over disregard for local content by IOCs

•7-day ultimatum expires Friday
By Victor Ahiuma-Young

MARITIME Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has  threatened to shut down operations across all ports nationwide over alleged disregard of local content in the work-force by International Oil Companies, IOCs.

This comes against the backdrop of the seven-day strike notice MWUN issued to the Federal Government to compel the IOCs to allow Stevedoring companies and Dockworkers into their operational areas as required by law expires this Friday.

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The union has accused the IOCs of breaching the local content law among others in the past eight years.

In a statement, President-General and Secretary-General of MWUN, Prince Adeyanju Adewale and Felix Akingboye, respectively, warned that if at the expiration of the ultimatum the Union’s demand was not met, all port operations nationwide would be shut until…

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