Adeyanju bans maritime workers from protesting delay in payment.

Segun  Adeyanju       |         
The President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has banned tally clerks and onboard security men who are members of  dockworkers branch from protesting  at the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), over delay in the payment of their severance package.The PG gave the directive on Thursday in Lagos  while assuring members of the branch that payment would soon be made by the government.

He reiterated that dockworkers  should air their grievances to leadership of the union and not to NPA which has played significant role in making sure the money is paid.

He maintained that the union would not allow any unscrupulous worker to rubbish the reputation that has been built over the years.

According to him, the era of hooliganism is gone, adding that protests, demonstrations and placards carrying will not resolve the yet to be paid money.

His words, “The dockworker we have today is a responsible union and  career labour officer like every other workers .

“I want to give a directive that from today, there will be no group of workers without due process to carry placards under the name of protest at the corporate headquarters of the NPA.

“It is the union that give directives and it is the union that regulate the activities of the dockworkers.

“And part of my responsibility as the leader of MWUN  is to give directive to you .

“We must respect the rules of engagement and the rule of laws.”

The President General maintained that the issues of payment for onboard security men and tally clerks have been resolved ,pointing out payment would be made in due course.

He lamented that the union has worked round the clock to ensure that payments are made to the workers ,thus ” nobody should take laws into their hands.

Adeyanju urged the aggrieved workers to desist from any form of  manipulation that might have arisen from sponsors of the protest ,noting that approval have been made.

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