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Maritime Workers Union Decry Invasion of  5 Shipping Companies by  Armed Men

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.By   Ruth Sunday

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has condemned unequivocally the  invasion of five shipping companies from the Federal Committee on Competition and Consumer Protection on Monday, 18th October,2021.

A statement endorsed by the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju and made available to Time News Reporter said the Federal Committee on Competition and Consumer Protection which were escorted by heavily armed Police Men and Army personnel invaded the work premises of their members in COSCO Shipping, HULLBLYTH, CMA/CGM, LANSAL and HAPAD LYOD and unleash mayhem on the workers.
According to the statement, the Committee and the security and the security men also seized their personal phones without justification and held them hostage against their will  as well as restricted their movement outside their various offices.
The Union said in as much as they are not against Government Agencies doing their work, but they however believed that laid down procedures should be followed.
According to body, the Nigeria Shippers’ Council, the regulatory agency for all the Shipping companies, when contacted on the ugly development said they were not aware of the invasion of their members work places, adding, “we do not also believed that any category of workers should be subjected to this inhuman treatment without just cause or prior information.”
The Union therefore called for immediate stoppage and investigation of the invasion of the work places as well as keeping of their members hostage, warning that the Union would be forced to withdraw the services of their workers should invasion of their work places without due process  continue.

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