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MWUN condemns invasion of members’ workplace by armed policemen and Army.



Segun Oladipupo

The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has condemned the invasion of five shipping companies on Monday by persons who claimed to be from the Federal Committe on Competition and Consumer Protection.

In a statement signed by the President General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, MWUN said the agents in company of heavily armed policemen and Army personnel invaded the workplace of members of the Union and unleashed mayhem.

Some of the shipping companies allegedly invaded include, Cisco shipping, Hullblyth, CMA/CGM, Lansal and Hapag Lloyd.

The Union who said it was not against government agencies carrying out their duties, noted that proper procedure was supposed to be followed

The statement read, “They seized their personal phones without any justification and held them hostage against their will and refused them movement outside their various offices.”

“Our enquiries at the Shippers’ Council which is the regulating agency for all shipping companies indicate that they were not informed nor aware of this invasion of our members’ workplaces.

“Secondly, we do not also believe that any category of worker should be subjected to this inhuman treatment without any just cause or prior information”, the statement said.

Adeyanju added that the Union sought proper investigation of the invasion of members’ workplaces be carried out by the appropriate authorities.

“Note that should this kind of invasion of our work places continue without due process, the union will be forced to withdraw the services of it’s members,” it stated.

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