Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria withdraws from COMTUA
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Monday said it had withdrawn its membership of the Council of Maritime Trade Unions and Associations (COMTUA).
President General of the Union, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, said in a statement that the decision was taken due to a breach of agreement by the body.
“The Maritime Workers union of Nigeria wishes to draw the attention of the public to its decision to withdraw its membership from the Council of Maritime Trade Unions and Associations (COMTUA).
“The Union was constrained to take the decision due to breach in agreement as agreed to by all members unions and associations, stipulating collaboration of member unions and associations to stem the negative tide of gridlock on our port access roads and to speak in unison on matters relating to the development of the maritime sector.
“Unfortunately, this understanding has been breached by the National Union of road transport Workers (NURTW) by their consistent action of going outside agreed limits to write frivolous petitions against our members and the MWUN, resulting in unwarranted police action against our members and the subsequent embarrassment occasioned to the union – MWUN,” Adeyanju stated.
He added that the actions of the NURTW had become unbearable as members of the MWUN could no longer continue with the humiliation; a note on which the union prefers to dissociate itself from COMTUA.
“This tendency of NURTW and its officials to wantonly peddle falsehood and issue unfounded petition against member unions and association of COMTUA whom she is supposedly collaborating with, to foster solidarity has caused us immeasurable humiliation and placed us in an awkward situation which we no longer can endure.
“We therefore see no reason why we should stay on in collaboration which conflicts with the principles and processes which forms the basis for which it was set up in the first place,” Comrade Adeyanju stated.