3,000 dock workers retrenched as 20 shipping companies shut operations

Apapa port terminal26 August 2016, Lagos -Maritime workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, yesterday, said no fewer than 20 shipping companies, had shut operations in Nigeria due to unfavourable government’ policies, leading to the retrenchment of over 3000 workers in the last one year. At a briefing, President-General of the union,

Mr. Anthony Emmanuel Nted, among other things, lamented that the jobs of over 2000 workers were also on the line and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene to save the sector from imminent collapse.

Nted who declined to name the affected shipping companies, said they were verifiable in the ports, however warned that many more shipping companies were on the verge of folding up and were only doing skeletal services at the moment.

– Vanguard
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